About this Show

Today

News/Business. Ryan Reynolds. (2010) Ryan Reynolds; Archie and Olivia Manning; taste tests; autumn travel deals; cupcakes and cocktails. New. (CC) (Stereo)

NETWORK
NBC

DURATION
04:00:00

RATING

SCANNED IN
San Francisco, CA, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Channel 80 (561 MHz)

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
528

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Us 23, California 14, Da 14, Oakland 12, New York 11, Jerry Brown 10, America 8, Barbara Boxer 8, Maybelline 7, Campbell 6, Carly Fiorina 6, Hoda 5, Hp 5, San Francisco 5, Payton 5, Beth Holloway 5, Ireland 5, Tillman 4, Nbc 4, Europe 4,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  NBC    Today    News/Business. Ryan Reynolds.  (2010) Ryan Reynolds;  
   Archie and Olivia Manning; taste tests; autumn travel deals;...  

    September 17, 2010
    7:00 - 11:00am PDT  

7:00am
7:01am
7:02am
7:03am
7:04am
7:05am
7:06am
7:07am
7:08am
7:09am
7:10am
7:11am
7:12am
7:13am
7:14am
7:15am
row clouds and mist and it is sticky and humid.
7:16am
let me show you what we have. rain today north of ukiah, but increasing showers for the weekend. miffy and mild towards lunchtime. tomorrow looks mainly dry except for the far north bay. scattered showers midday and clearing towards sunday evening. stephanie, thank you. now to that face-to-face confrontation in a peruvian jail between natalee holloway's mother and joran van shoot. nbc's michelle kosinsky is in peru. >> we heard that tv interview done with jorn van der sloot from behind bars in which he talks about teaching the guards english lessons in his private cell, now denying he knows anything about what happened to natalee holloway. his mother attorney says beth holloway hearing this had simply had enough.
7:17am
she went to peru, teamed up with the dutch tv crew, got inside that jail and let joran have it. >> i will proceed with every ounce of energy that i have, and i'm not going to stop. >> reporter: that was beth holloway five years ago, her daughter natalie had just disappeared on her high school graduation trip to aruba, last seen getting into a car with joran van der sloot. today beth has kept her promise. has not stopped. this week headed down to the dusty hills outside lima, peru to castro castro prison, to confront joran face to face. beth with a dutch news crew got inside the lockup where joran is awaiting trial for murder. he became her captive audience. her attorney says for several minutes, beth holloway did all of the talking, very difficult emotionally for her, telling joran that the united states is still watching him, that
7:18am
whatever happens in peru, he still faces an indictment for extortion here, that if he knows something about what happened to natalee, it's time to tell it now, not ten years down the road, but now. and this, her lawyer says is what inspired beth's jailhouse visit. joran in an hour-long tv interview behind bars telling a dutch reporter how he's been mistreated. >> people bothering me, lying to me, you name it, anything else. i have a lot of anger because of that also. >> reporter: even admitting to extorting a huge sum of money from beth in exchange for made up information about where natalee's remains are, but then blaming beth and her family. >> they were the ones that just kept contacting me and kept asking for it so i just said, at one point, i thought, okay, you know, i took advantage of the situation. >> reporter: his lawyer says beth told joran directly, she has no hate in her soul for him
7:19am
and then joran handed her his attorney's phone number saying he couldn't talk about it. prison officials realizing this was part of a television taping hustled beth and the group out of there. from the start, natalee's mom has taken this case into her own hands. even then in aruba confronting joran and his family. on the anniversary of her daughter's appearance, she spoke of her continued hope. >> i still feel that there is a potential for information, the real information to come. >> reporter: on that very same day in peru, student stephany flores was murdered in joran's hotel room, a trip he financed from the money he took from beth. he's now accused of killing flores, and beth holloway is still searching for those same answers about her daughter, from the same person she started with on day one. and she felt this was her
7:20am
chance, even aruban investigators lately have been in no hurry to go down there and talk to him because they feel he won't tell them anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down
7:21am
there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don't know what went on? >> i don't know. i know she was in castro castro, she saw joran, she definitely wasn't arrested that a lot of people are reporting. nothing was taken from her. it was done without violating any laws or breaking any regulations, but she did it. >> you talked to her since she had that meeting with joran. >> sure. >> obviously you did. what did she tell you about the conversation? >> not much. she's been very guarded, she's down there on a cell phone, i'll certainly talk to her when she gets back, but i do know she saw him, but the substance of the conversation, i can't share right now. >> you saw him i guess it was last may, you brought him $10,000 to ar rooub ba as a part of an alleged extortion scheme of his. and you came on this broadcast
7:22am
shortly after and called him a pathological liar. >> right. >> do you believe going down there you can get anything out of this man? >> i don't think that was her purpose that she was going to get answers, i think it was more to deliver the message that he might be in peru, but she wants to bring natalee home. >> federal prosecutors in this country have charged him with wire fraud and extortion. could her trip to peru do any damage to that case? >> not at all. it has no impact on it. it will have no impact on it. this is just a mother acting on her instincts not trying to think of what the legal impact will be. which would be none. >> you're not just her lawyer, you're her friend. >> sure. >> as her friend, do you think she did the right thing? >> if that's what he felt she had to do as a mother and this is what's driving her, sure, she did the right thing, she's very determined, she's very motivated, she's very focused, she loved her daughter dearly and she's being driven from the
7:23am
heart right now and god bless her. >> and will not give up. john kelly. thank you very much. just ahead, the alleged victim of a brutal attack in washington stated as that she actually splashed acid in her own face. wouldn't it be nice if every time meg whitman told a lie her nose would grow? newspapers report the claims in this meg whitman ad are false. and she knows it. taxes went down under jerry brown. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions.
7:24am
we're showing our appreciation with extra savings this friday and saturday. save an extra 15% on all regular, sale, and clearance items. everything! no exclusions! save an extra 15% on all brands for her. ...and all brands for him. save an extra 15% on all brands for baby. ...and everything for home. and if you use your jcpenney card, it's not an extra 15%, it's an extra 20% off. get in extra early at 9am saturday. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. who knew shopping could be so rewarding? jcpenney.
7:25am
meg whitman's nose keeps growing. whitman says california lost jobs under jerry brown. turns out 1.9 million jobs were created. she spent millions saying jerry brown raised taxes. fact is brown cut 4 billion in taxes. but whitman's nose keeps growing by the millions. ahead, a 6-year-old thrown off her cheerleading squad when her parents complained they didn't like one of the cheers. why are you writing your name so much?
7:26am
because grandpa said that our name goes on everything we make. [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker grew up knowing that putting your name on every jar was a guarantee of quality. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. good morning. checking your commute on a friday morning. 7:26 and the roads might be slick. >> it's friday light and we are warning folks to slow down. showing slowing lighter than the previous day and low clouds and you can't see the top of the hill. can't even see the freeway here. low clouds again in oakland. >> and drizzle and light rain in spots around the east bay. temperatures in the 60s and it's
7:27am
muggy. low clouds break up with mist at times. the weekend, we are talking about showers for sunday and cooler temperatures. time before 7:27. more news after the break. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp, carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did...
7:28am
perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. families across the bay are waking up concerned about their safety. hundreds of miles of high risk pipeline still has to be inspected. be redell has why pg&e said it will take more than a year to
7:29am
finish their inspection. >> several years ago, regulators ordered that pg&e reinspect the gas transmission lines. to date, they still have about a quarter of the lines that still need to be reinspected. we being talking about 270 miles worth. in light of the inspection, the california public utilities are considering asking them to speed that up. the congressman said it's inappropriate and inadequate. bob redell in the bay. >> another update in a half hour
7:30am
7:30 now on this friday morning, september 17, 2010. i'm meredith viera alongside matt lauer. and just ahead, what is appropriate for a 6-year-old child to say? a michigan family voiced concerns about the lyrics used by their daughter's cheerleading squad. here's how it went, our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. but instead of changing the cheer, officials removed that little girl from the team. we're going to talk to her and her parents just ahead. a miraculous story of survival, a toddler comes back
7:31am
to life after his heart stopped for nearly an hour. he's here along with his family for an exclusive interview. looks like he's doing great. and how would you like to drive 100 miles on a single gallon? we're going to show you some remarkable cars that can do just that. >> we will begin this half hour with a stunning development in that acid attack in washington state. police now say the 28-year-old victim has admitted that she carried out the attack on herself. nbc's kristen welker has the latest. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt, vancouver police say they got a search warrant to investigate bethany storro's home. they say among other things they found an emotionally fragile young woman, so fragile, she maimed her own face. >> ms. storro admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> reporter: a shocking revelation from a police department that has spent hundreds of hourps investigating a crime that never happened. bethany storro police say, now admitting she burned her own face with acid.
7:32am
>> she is extremely upset, she's very remorseful. in many ways, this is something that just got bigger than what she expected. >> last month the 28-year-old spoke out shrouded in bandages, painting herself as a symbol of strength in the face of adversity. >> if anybody knows any information of the girl that did this to me, you know, if we can all come together and help find her. >> reporter: in what seemed like a brave act then, she told the world that an african-american woman with a ponytail whom she didn't know approached her and said, hey, pretty girl, would you like to drink this, before throwing acid in her face. >> once it hit me, i could actually hear it bubbling and sizzling my skin. >> reporter: a dramatic account that quickly raised questions, if acid was thrown at her, why didn't it splash her neck, why was her face the only thing injured? and then the sunglasses, storro claimed divine intervention,
7:33am
claiming she didn't like sunglasses but bought a pair just moments before the nighttime attack. >> about 20 minutes. that's jesus, for sure. that's a miracle. >> reporter: a freelance writer marcus griffith said a major red flag for him, when storro pulled out of her scheduled appearance on "oprah." >> she backed out when she suspected she would be asked questions, the very same questions i was posing to her. >> reporter: storro is now avoiding all media requests. one of her friends simply posted heartbroken on a facebook page, everyone asking one question, why. >> instantly, they become very important, they're the center of a lot of attention. and that feels real good, they get a lot of sympathy, they're usually pretty needy people who are searching for that. >> reporter: ironically, just
7:34am
three days after storro's attack, a mesa, arizona, mother had acid thrown in her face, a copycat speculated some. mesa place are still searching for that perpetrator, but a different story in vancouver. >> i'm glad it did end this way and there isn't someone out there perpetrating this type of attack. >> reporter: police say bethany storro is a victim of only one person, herself. police are still trying to determine the motive here. once they're finished with their investigation they'll turn the case over to the prosecutor's office who will determine whether or not charges will be filed. a lot of people in this community are frustrated that an african-american female was painted as a perpetrator here and also frustrated that so many community resources went toward this. matt? >> kristen welker out in vancouver for us. thanks very much. commander marla schuman is with the vancouver police department, commander schuman, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i don't even know where to
7:35am
start. our hearts went out this young lady the last several weeks. and now this stunning turn. it seemed as if the pressure was mounting on bethany over the last couple weeks. parts of the story didn't make sense. the cancellation of the interview with oprah. when were you sure in your own mind that this was not an attack? >> to be honest, we were sure when she told us herself that it was not an attack. obviously the clues were mounting up. as the investigation went forward, things weren't coming together well. until you actually hear it from her own mouth that she is the one who inflicted it, we keep investigated. >> i would imagine as part of this investigation, your law enforcement officials were interviewing people close to betha bethany. were you hearing anything from them, emotional distress, mental instability, things like that? >> absolutely not. that was not something that was on the radar screen. her family, her friends, they
7:36am
were all devastated that this had happened to her. i think it came as a shock to most of them that she was actually in a state of mind and could inflict something like this. >> you mentioned state of mind, you mentioned you have spent some time with her, what's her state of mind right now? >> i actually have not spoken to her directly. the detective in charge of this case spent a good amount of time with her yesterday. i did have occasion to see her in the office and she was visibly upset, shaking, crying, very sad. very sad little girl. >> you're a law enforcement official, you're not a psychologist, but let me just ask you, in your opinion, why? why would you risk this kind of physical injury to yourself? can you even try to get your arms around that? >> i think that's the million dollar question, most of us don't know or understand how anybody could be in that state
7:37am
of mind and inflict what had to obviously be incredible pain upon themselves. >> any chance that she will face charges, i know this has been a drain on the manpower of your department, and a demand on resources as well. do you think she'll be facing charges? >> we'll hand this over to the prosecuting attorney, there is a chance for all the reasons you stated. this was an incredibly expensive and wasted a lot of very valuable resources. >> commander marla schuman out in vancouver this morning. thanks for your time this morning, we appreciate it. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from stephanie abrams who's filling in for al. an update on karl, a category 3 hurricane about to make its second landfall here in mexico. it will do so today. it could threaten to a category 4. otherwise here throughout the lower 48, we will be clearing out in the northeast, looking
7:38am
>> here's a look at a drizzly and light rain in oakland right notice. part of 880 and the satellite view with substantial rain along the north coast north of the ukiah. the weekend can be a different story. 60s and 70s around the inner bay and showers. plan on showers for the rest of the bay area. >> and these people flew almost 3,000 miles to make to it the plaza. >> and we appreciate that stephanie. thanks very much. >> up next, a 6-year-old gets kicked off of her cheerleading team after her parents raised concerns about the lyrics in one of their cheers. they'll tell their story right after this. l tell their story r after this. allergies put me in a fog.
7:39am
now i'm claritin clear. claritin works hard to relieve my worst symptoms without drowsiness... ...so i stay as alert and focused as someone without allergies. for me, claritin is the perfect allergy medicine. i only live claritin clear
7:40am
[ female announcer ] now get baby-smooth perfection with new dream smooth mousse from maybelline new york. some makeups leave skin rough, dry. ours is cream whipped, so it hydrates. skin looks flawless, baby-smooth. new dream smooth only from maybelline.
7:41am
now to a cheerleading controversy in michigan where a 6-year-old girl has been thrown off her team after her parents
7:42am
complained that one of the cheers was too risque for young girls. jennifer and wayne tesch are with us along with their daughter kennedy and their son aiden. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> jennifer, remind our audience again of the lyrics to this cheer that you found so offensive and the first time that you heard it. >> the first time i heard it was a few weeks ago after my daughter came home from practice and she told me one of the cheers and the lyrics are, our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. at that point i was just kind of in shock and right away, the next day i addressed it with the coach and the general manager of the wolverines. >> what did they say to you? >> at that time the general manager was kind of like, well, we have been doing it they way for years. that's the way it was going to be. the coach said she really doesn't have any power, she would take it to the general manager, she would like me to address it with the general manager, but since she doesn't
7:43am
have any of the power, we'll see what they say. they came back the following day and at that time, she said, you know, they have been doing it that way for 20 years, the board is say wear. so you can either have your daughter sit out or that's it. now, she also told me that the cheers were mandated at that time by the association, and they were given a list. so i said i'll take it up with your association since you're mandated by them. >> and so you did that? >> i did. i went to the association and the association, the director of cheerleading at that point told me that they're not mandated, they don't mandate cheers at all and that she would talk to the general manager of the cheerleader for the wolverines. >> sounds like you're going around in circles here, jennifer. >> yes. >> did you ever call another parent of a child on the
7:44am
cheerleading squad and said, hey, have you heard this, do you think they're okay? >> the last talk before i had with the general manager of cheerleading we talked to a few of the parents and they didn't like the cheer as well. so i had gone back to the general manager after i know she had gone back to the association and i said, you know, some of the parents don't like it. and her response was the board was aware. they had been doing this cheer for about 20 years and that was it. and after insinuating that, you know, me and my husband were perverse in thinking that it was inappropriate, that's when we got mad. >> so that's when you went to the media? >> after a couple of weeks yes. >> and that's when people got really crazy and you were notified that your daughter was being thrown off the team, out of the league and couldn't reapply next year if she wanted to or try out for another league? >> right. the ultimate result was they were going to keep the cheer, the coach could decide whether
7:45am
she does it or not because she does have that power, but ultimately because of the drama that we've created about this, she was going to remove the family from the organization for the year. >> kennedy, honey, do you understand why you're not being allowed to cheer anymore? >> go ahead. just tell her. >> do you like cheerleading? >> yeah. >> you like it? mom, let me ask you, are you going to continue to fight this or at this point is the story over for you? >> at this point, you know, i don't even think that i could continue to fight it. they removed us from the organization. i don't think i have any way to fight that. and at that point, i don't know that i would ever want to go back anyway, because if they think it's okay to remove a 6-year-old from the team, i wouldn't want my daughter in that organization anyway. you know, a lot of people have
7:46am
reached out, a couple of teams have also reached out as well which is great. and we're talking gymnastics, so i wish they would acknowledge what they did to her was incorrect. >> thank you so much tesch family. we'll be right back after this. running there? dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
7:47am
acidic foods can cause a softening of the enamel. once you lose enamel, it's gone for good. pronamel gent w hitening, helps protect against acid erosion but also helps bring back your teeth to their natural whiteness. bring back your teeth this is a very active household. always a lot going on. we have three children and two dogs. this is my baby. this is the most expensive member of the household. scotty needed a new laptop for college, but we don't like to pay interest unnecessarily. so, the blueprint plan couldn't have come at a better time because i'm able to designate what i pay off every month and then what i'm going to pay off over time. blueprint really gives me peace of mind. with blueprint on her slate card, geraldine designed a plan to save money on interest. does your credit card have blueprint?
7:48am
[ air whooshing ] [ crunch! ] [ male announcer ] 11 grams of delicious whole grain. one mighty toasted crunch. new wheat thins crunch stix. the crunch is calling. look at all this stuff for coffee. oh there's tons. french presses, expresso tampers, filters. it can get really complicated. not nearly as complicated as shipping it, though. i mean shipping is a hassle. not with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate.
7:49am
that is easy. best news i've heard all day! i'm soooo amped! i mean not amped. excited. well, sort of amped. really kind of in between. have you ever thought about decaf? do you think that would help? yeah. priority mail flat rate box shipping starts at $4.95, only from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. what i wouldn't do for a do-over. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® clinical skincare helps restore collagen depleted skin to undo the look of a year's worth of skin aging in just 4 weeks. clinical skincare. neutrogena®. it is brother against brother sunday night when peyton manning and the indianapolis colt face eli manning and the
7:50am
new york giants here on nbc. what is it like to be their parents watching their two sons compete against each other. we sat down with the parents to find out. >> reporter: you're the parents of two super bowl winning quarterbacks, they don't often play on the same field. but this sunday, they did. is that a source of only pride and excitement or is it also a source of dread? >> all of that. mixed together. >> it's a source of pride and we're very proud of them. we still pinch ourselves. we didn't find this, it was ant plan. we're trying to raise kids not m.v.p.'s in the super bowl, but it happened. we feel very blessed, very proud. >> how difficult is it? forget about the two of them on the same field at the same time, just each time they play, this is a very dangerous sport.
7:51am
how difficult is it to watch your sons play? >> i'm very nervous for them when they play. i mean i don't take that for granted. i each that offensive line every night in my prayers that they protect them so well. i do. >> reporter: turns out he's okay, but initially blood is gushing, multiple stitches, what's your immediate reaction when you see that. >> it brought back some memories of when she was a little boy and we have been in that situation before and when we would would get to the doctor, it would be this tiny little thing that needed maybe a half a stitch. so i was kind of hoping it was like that. >> i was downstairs and she was upstairs and i was thinking, i hope she's not watching that. >> but of course i was. >> i went up there and said did you see this? >> you get a sick feeling.
7:52am
>> olivia, which of the two is more like his dad? >> i have to say payton over eli. everybody thinks eli is the most like me. nobody ever suspects he's like me. i don't know. maybe i don't know where payton came from. >> who's your favorite football player. >> my dad. >> your dad's your favorite football player? you're on the right track, are you going to be a football player when you grow up? payton would have to be a combination, but he is very intense and very focussed and driven, but so were you, you just weren't very vocal, payton is very vocal. >> i think a lot of people just see that side of payton when they see him on sundays. but they're thoughtful to their mother and that's the most important thing in my opinion sons can be. >> it was scary when eli took that shot to the head with that helmet earlier in the year.
7:53am
again you can catch the manage showdown sunday night starting with football night in america, that's right here on nbc. >> the b todk fdlrougac brom frm the dead after his heart stopped for nearly an hour, we're going to talk exclusively. [ horn honks ] ...but we're pretty sure it wasn't leftover pizza. quaker instant oatmeal. now some of your favorites have 25% less sugar than before and delicious all natural flavors. so you can be amazing. does your breakfast make you amazing? so you can be amazing.
7:54am
♪ your favorites, in pieces. words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf thd anat includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense.
7:55am
i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. it's called hope. hope? 'cause every time you get a happy meal or a mighty kids meal some of the money goes to ronald mcdonald house charities. happy meals. the simple joy of helping. ♪ [ female announcer ] have you ever seen a glacier while sunbathing? why not? have you ever climbed a rock wall in the middle of the ocean? or tried something really wild? why not? it's all possible in the nation of why not. royal caribbean's floating nation where you're free to do anything you want. which may be nothing at all. royal caribbean international. visit royalcaribbean.com today.
7:56am
>> good friday morning. 7:56 and i'm brent cannon. friday kind of foggy. >> light, but not like you can see the light. taking you back, it's slow and condensation on the lens and might be on the windshield as well. we have a disabled vehicle somewhere in the soupy conditions. antioch through the west bay and slammed as you are come in. that's injury unusual especially for a friday. the rest is moving nicely through the maze. about 27 machines off of the bridge and oakland is clear with a flow of traffic, but not
7:57am
visibility. >> no, we have drizzle and spots of light rain around the bay area. the more substantial will stay to the north. the heavier stuff will stay around. highs in the 70s to low 80s and partly cloudy after the morning mist starts to break up. for the weekend ahead, we will see showers in the far north bay and central bay area sunday. time rightowti is 7:57. more news after the break. [ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days.
7:58am
but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
7:59am
walnut creek is back investigating a fourth sexual assault. it happened at the park regency apartments about 6:00 last night. someone attacked a woman in her apartment, although they don't know how he got in. there have been three other attacks. a berkeley man faces charges in the other attacks. it's not clear if the new suspect is connectioned in any way to the previous attacks or the latest victim. more local news in a half hour and the "today" show in less than a minute. have a great friday.
8:00am
8:00 now on a friday morning, it's the 17th day of september, 2010. i thought it was kind of a nice morning out here, but the rain has come back and we have still got a great crowd. we thank them for sticking it out. in fact it's raining a little harder right now. i'm matt lauer, here with meredith viera. coming up with an incredible story. >> he wandered away from his family's home and fell into a ditch with icy cold water near his family's home. talk about fuel economy? a lot of people want more miles
8:01am
to the gallon. take a look at some of the cars we have on the plaza here. they are prize winners that can get you 100 miles per gallon of fuel. we'll talk about those. >> they look strange. >> a little strange, yes. good morning once again, everybody. in the news, police in london investigating a suspected plot to harm the hope have arre-- po arrested five men. meanwhile the pope was greeted by thousands of young student s today and he again referred to the church abuse scandal saying teachers must make schools safe places three hurricanes are swirling around in open waters this morning. karl strengthened to a major category 3 orm, set to roar ashore in mexico "today today.
8:02am
workers are cleaning up after a fierce storm with winds of 100 miles an hour ripped through the city. at least one person was killed when a tree fell on her car. and in ohio and west virginia, powerful line of thunderstorms tore through some buildings and may have spawned some twisters there as well. no serious injuries however are reported in either of those two states. after the worst oil leak in u.s. history, that well could be capped for good. the final step will now be to pour mud and cement in it to make the final seal. a fight broke out between police and suspected drug traffickers right in the middle of a crowded mall. take a look another this,
8:03am
rome's famous coliseum on fire. don't worry, it's not real, as you can probably tell, it's virtual, two artists did it to raise awareness about the fragility of rome's monuments. >> by the way, sunday is talk like a pirate day. sunday has to be drink like a pirate day. let's get a check of the weather from stephanie abrams. >> two girls who got caught in the storm on a boat on the hudson. what was it like? >> it was so crazy. >> i'm pregnant. >> so much improved hved here i northeast as we head through the weekend. how about chicago, our pick city, mostly sunny skies, that system is exiting the northeast and the next system ramping up bringing s
8:04am
well, a pretty interesting morning for weather around the bay area. we've got drisz l, high humidity. 60s to start and probably in the 70s, few low 80s inland later on once the low clouds and misty skies part. 75 petaluma. northward today, you'll see a chance of some actual rain dropping into the far north bay. that's the way we're going to start the weekend. most of the bay area dry saturday. sunday, though, plan on scattered showers. we clear out and turn a bit warmer as we head into the first week of fall. >> happy 75th to the golden eagles, by the way. >> all right, steph, thank you very much. when we come back, the toddler who came back to life whenpp stoor hea fed stopped fo nearly an hour. we'll meet the whole family right after these messages. hey ! chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry ? chocolate ! chocolate it is !
8:05am
yeah but i'm new too. umm... he's new... er... than you. even kids know it's wrong to treat new friends better than old friends. at ally bank we treat all our customers fairly. with no teaser rates... ... and no minimum deposits. it's just the right thing to do. . . dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip.
8:06am
campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. ever seen anything likeme neither. it's beneful incredibites. uh-huh! it's just the way you like it-- made with wholesome grains, real beef, even carrots and peas. you love the smaller-size, easy-to-chew kibbles, and i love the carbohydrates for energy and protein for muscles. whoa! wait for me! ha-ha. you only think you're getting spoiled. [ woman announcing ] beneful incredibites.
8:07am
another healthful, flavorful beneful. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. so skin can replenish itself. refreshing. glamorous. dazzling. a ravishing repertoire, brilliantly orchestrated. only at chico's. trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full... and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused.
8:08am
yeah! we've got big shoes to fill! back now at 8:08 with a medical mira acl toddler brought back to life after he spent 20 minutes trapped under water and his heart stopped beating for an hour. that's him exclusively along with his grateful family. we'll talk to him in a moment.
8:09am
first here's lee cowan. >> reporter: a little under two years old. his birthday is next week, almost never made it. on a fourth of july family vacation in colorado, gore's terrible twos struck early in terrible fashion. he wandered away unseen. >> absolute panic. i was crying so hardy couldn't even run anymore. >> a few hundred yards from the family cabin was an irrigation ditch, where the worst fears came true. >> i have a little boy that -- >> a relative found gore pinned to the rocky bottom. he had been under water almost a half hour. his grandfather, a retired orthopedic surgeon started cpr, ten more minutes passed and nothing. >> he was pale like frankly like somebody is dead.
8:10am
>> reporter: after nearly an hour, they finally got his heartbeating again. by the time he was flown to children's hospital, doctors gave him less than a 1% chance. >> he was as close as they come. >> reporter: the water was unrelenting, there is one element they give to every drop that was potentially lifesaving. it was cold. >> take your breath away. >> reporter: gore's temperature had dropped to 87 degrees. body was almost hibernating. in a last-ditch efforts, doctors decided to keep him that way, stone cold in hopes of protecting his brain. >> they pumped ice cold fluids into him, a cooling blanket. >> reporter: for two days they sat huddled by the chilly bedside in fear. >> is he going to be brain dead? >> reporter: like a spring day after a morning thaw, doctors
8:11am
slowly warmed him up and gore came back to life. >> all i ever hoped for is to hold him again. here he's waking up. >> reporter: he was rushed in for an mri and results shocked everyone. >> it came back no abnormalities. >> reporter: since then he's undergone almost every test imaginable and doctors are system per plexed. was it the cold? >> there's no way of knowing, it's promising but we don't know for sure. >> reporter: he didn't understand and walked out of the hospital that day. for him it was the end of a big adventure. for his family, it was fate renewed. for today, lee cowan, nbc news, denver. >> they are with us exclusively,
8:12am
good morning to you all of you. i look at gore now and it's almost truly amazing. it must be to you as well. he seems absolutely fine. he's been wandering all over the set while the piece was on. >> absolutely. perfectly the same little boy that he was the morning of july 6th before the accident. >> does he have any memory of it at all? >> no. >> nothing? >> all he wanted to do was go back and get in the irritation ditch when we went back on labor day weekend. >> not afraid of water at all? >> not a bit. >> i would think you might be after all of this? >> very. >> this was july 5th, july 6th. >> july 6th. that moment when the panic set in for you. you had been bathing the other two children and look around and he's not there, not in the house. >> i bathed all three and literally put his pajama shirt on and maybe walked into the bedroom to get his pants or something and walked back out and said, where's gore?
8:13am
within a few minutes ran to the porch and saw the screen door had been unlatched and knew he had left the cabin. i just went into an absolute panic and started looking for him and running around and screaming. immediately all of the family that was there jumped in and started helping us look. >> and found him in the irrigation ditch. if you were in denver, you had gone back to work. you get a phone call from your mom. what does she say? >> amy's mom called and she was very difficult to understand. she was hysterical and said that he had fallen in the irrigation ditch and amy's dad was working on him but it may be too late. i called a couple of friends for church and asked them to pray for two things, one a miracle and two, peace for my wife. >> he did get him to the hospital. at that point the doctors are not holding out much hope at
8:14am
all? >> it was another 15 minutes when they got him to the hospital. >> almost an hour before they got his heart started. >> 25 minutes and 10 to 15 minutes gave cpr and got to the hospital in another 15 minutes. got the heart started after we arrived in children's in denver, less than 1% chance. >> this thing -- this experimental treatment they tried, they said they were going to start pumping these cold fluids into his body. when you heard that, what went through your mind? you would do anything -- >> please do everything you can. and that's what the doctors communicated to us, they wanted to give him every chance they could. they weren't optimistic it would do anything at all. because it was in this experimental phase. >> did you think you were going to lose him? >> i thought i had lost him. i thought that for almost an hour he was dead. >> so when they started to warm him up and you saw movement,
8:15am
what was that like, that moment when you realized my son is back? >> just absolutely we knew that a lot of prayers had been answered. it was just absolute and complete total relief. we knew a lot of of people started praying for him and that's what we said, we need a miracle. >> is that what you believe this was, a miracle? >> 100%. >> absolutely. we want to give credit to everybody who worked on him that day, did everything they needed to do. and they all did an amazing job. but ultimately we know it was all of the prayers and we know that it was, you know, god healing him, that's what it was going to have to be. >> good luck keeping a leash on him now. he is ready to go. thank you so much. we're so glad that the outcome is what it was. that your little boy is fine. we're back right after this. we're back right after this.
8:16am
♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to specialk.com to design your plan.
8:17am
jeans don't lie. thais...peggy. whatng usa pris problem, please? peggy? sure...well...suddenly it looks like i'm being charged a $35 annual fee. yes? tell me it's a mistake. yes? are you saying yes or are you asking yes? yes? peggy? peggy? anncr: want better customer service? switch to discover. ranked #1 in customer loyalty. it pays to discover. i was, like, the first person to leave home. ♪ my name is elan, and i'm saving up to buy a new toyota corolla. i really need the reliability that the corolla provides. i am a bookkeeper, and also a prep chef, so i need to be driving around from place to place. for the initial down payment, i'm six months out from when i get to go in and buy the corolla and get the keys. [ male announcer ] share your toyota story on facebook.com/toyota.
8:18am
with the best decongestant. my choice is clear. claritin-d. nothing works stronger, faster or longer for allergy congestion relief without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter. live claritin clear. refreshing. glamorous. dazzling. a ravishing repertoire, brilliantly orchestrated. only at chico's. hey college girl. hey mom. i just got your package. great. yea, mom you're the best. i thought you would like it. so, how are your classes, are you enjoying them? (announcer) it's more than just that great peanut taste, choosing jif is a simple way to show someone how much you care. we can't wait to get you home. i love you mom. i love you too. we'll see you soon. choosey moms, choose jif.
8:19am
quick...what color are my eyes? almay intense i-color brings out your natural color. it's the number one eye intensifying collection in america. and it's my number one too. available in four shade collections. one for every eye color. intense i-color. only from almay. we're back now at 8:19. talking about a new documentary on pat tillman killed in afghanistan.
8:20am
first the army said he was shot by insurgents but it turns out he was killed by friendly fire. mike has details. good morning to you. >> he lived a very private life, never giving a single interview by why he left football's rich for war fare's trenches, it's been others to get his story told fully and accurately. >> reporter: when he walked away from his multimillion nfl contract to join the elite army rangers then 25-year-old pat tillman became the most famous enlisted man. when she was shot dead in 2004 in afghanistan by taliban insurgents the army said, he became a story of methology proportions. he refused to talk about, received a hero's military funeral, the silver star, and praise from a commander in chief
8:21am
who was waging a war that needed heroes. >> corporate tillman asked for no special attention, he was modest because he knew there were many like him making their own sacrifices. >> reporter: within weeks it was learned he is been killed not by inurge sents but by friendly fire in a tragic burst of confusion. the cover-up needed the corporation of tillman's fellow soldiers. >> they told me you need to keep your mouth shut about it. your career is on the line. >> reporter: and plausible deniability up the chain of command. the whole story was slow to unravel. most of the physical evidence had disappeared and no commanders took responsibility for the original story. in 2007, almost exactly three years to the day after tillman's death, his family appeared before a congressional committee to say that the myth making and
8:22am
cover-up during a controversial war were equally political in nature. >> it would have been yet another political disaster to the facts needed to be suppressed and alternative narrative had to be constructed. >> reporter: the documentary's director has been quoted as saying it's impossible for any film to have an opinion. his is chelear that the army an government lied back then. matt. >> thank you very much, mike. pat tillman's mother danny is with us now. good morning to you. >> thank you for having me. >> i'm occur curious, let's say there are people that don't know anything about the story. if they sit down and watch this documentary, do they get the whole truth and nothing but the truth? >> well, they get the truth in the sense that the film tells what they know based on documents, based on what we've heard. in terms of getting the truth as
8:23am
to exactly what happened, we don't have the answers for that. and so the film is just presenting information that we actually have. >> you have been relentless in your pursuit of the truth over the last few years. what are the major discrepancies in your opinion, that have been cleared up in the making of this film? >> well, it doesn't so much cheer up discrepancies as point out the discrepancies in a much more visual way obviously for the public to understand. that this isn't just a family who's grief stricken because their loved one was killed by family fire. friendly fire is a part of war and reality war, we're quite aware of that. this is a film to point out that the military and the government deliberately covered up what happened to pat in order to use
8:24am
him as a propaganda tool to promote the war. >> as you try to unravel this mystery, this is something that is damaging, embarrassing to the government, to the military. it's not like people were bending over backwards to help you here. as you went about this mission, did you ever think my god, this is my own government. this is our own military, why are they treating me like an outsider? >> yeah, i felt that all the time, but i want to make it very clear, that pat's situation isn't an isolated one. that's why the film and message is so important. the government, the military, this is a systemic problem. i mean soldiers deaths are lied about on a regular basis and have been for years. but i think that pat having a public persona gives us a voice to bring that to the forefront. and i think we'd be negligent if
8:25am
we didn't. >> so obviously the damage can never be repaired to your family. so what is your hope for the future? >> well, i think that the film serves as an educational piece. if this film prods someone to come forward with information we don't have, that would be good, of course. but i think the film is an educational piece for the public so they can see that we need to be vigilant as a society. as soldiers lose their voice and we are their voice once they enlist and we have to take responsibility. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you for me. ing me. >> we're back after your local news.
8:26am
right now it's 8:26 on a friday morning. i'm brandt cannon. checking in with mike. to the bay bridge this morning. >> we have the backup. it's friday, but the backup occurs at the toll plaza. that goes back -- there's a giant spider on the screen, too. the morning commute. it's moving, though. an earlier accident cleared from the toll plaza. moving slowly through the fog and low cloud cover. there's the fog covering the golden gate bridge. that's a concern through the north bag and a lot of the coast.
8:27am
sl slippery conditions. use your windshield wipers. slowing out of pleasanton. we have low clouds, drizzly conditions. those are sticking around right now. for the rest of that forecast, here's rob. >> it's been an interesting friday morning so far. drizzle and a lot of humidity around the bay area this morning. afternoon, 78 san jose. 60s around san francisco. to the east bay, highs in the low 70s in oakland with partly cloudy skies eventually. after the areas of drizzle and light rain break up for the morning. notice for the weekend tomorrow mainly dr lly dry. sunday, the line drops from the north bay to the central bay area. we warm up and dry out for the workweek ahead. advantage topical solution treats dogs...
8:28am
( barking ) but destroys fleas. so ask your veterinarian for advantage,
8:29am
the flea specialist for gentle, but effective, flea control. whooping cough continues across california. salano health is offering free vaccinations at 4:00 this afternoon and for more information, you can contact the county public health and social services department. more local news coming up in a half an hour. "today" show returns. have a great friday and see you in a bit.
8:30am
8:30 now on this friday morning, september 17, 2010. rain still rolling through new york city. just ahead, imagine being buried alive with just a few tools to try and free yourself. that's the terrifying premise of
8:31am
the new movie "buried" with ryan reynolds. he's here to tell us all about this film straight ahead. another intense topic that maybe we have with our children is given the economy, how do we talk to our kids about money and is it okay to scare our kids? that question has been raised by jean chatzky, one of our favorite experts around here. and some of the cars of the future. not only do they look good, but each car gets you more than 100 miles per gallon of fuel. and you'll start seeing these things on the road in the not too distant future. and just to our left, let's say hello to jack shepard, one of the stars. nice to see you. >> it's a wonderful show. >> thank you. >> you play opposite laura
8:32am
graham, peter krause and many others, what's the dynamic like on that set? >> it's a riot, there's so many of us on the show, we have to park in another studio. it's really fun because there's so many cast members, you get to work, oh, i get to see craig t. nelson "todatoday and i haven't him in more than a week. >> the comic relief of this crowd. >> comedian slash sex symbol. >> how do you like that? >> it's great, that's the role i played in my family growing up. i think all middle children are charged with -- don't let my size fool you. so, yeah, i fit right into the braverman clan. >> so you're working with children. you seem to be particularly good working with children. >> yes, because i don't listen a lot. so i'm able to deal with 12 hours of the same question over and over again.
8:33am
but it's great. the kid i work with, tyree is great, fun, and really a blast. >> friday is flattery day here on the "today" show. we want to say that your mother that's coming up, the freebie that's coming out. >> i'm in town with angeliqua, you can meet me. >> on tuesdays at 9:00 central. parenthood. >> let's get a check of the weather from steph. >> we're down here at the end of the plaza, we have four college roommates who are celebrating their 40th birthday.
8:34am
it's not really your 40th birthday, is , is it? >> no, they ran out of 20-year-old sat ssat sats. >> that rain in the midwest kind of stays put, only moves a little bit to the obviously the big story of the morning is just how humid it is outside and we do have some areas of drizzle, too. lots of 60s to start the morning. for the afternoon, plan on clearing. probably not so much along the coast. 65 san francisco around lunchtime. 70s in inland later on. to the tri valley, should make a run close to 80. chance of rain in the far north bay today. spilling into sonoma county on saturday. the rain starts to move further south on sunday. then we clear out and warm up starting monday. and we have more birthdays, triplets here. take that thing off, put on your
8:35am
headband, happy birthday. let's celebrate more birthdays with willard scott down in d.c. hey, willard. >> i mean the whole month of september, fall is almost here. unbelievable. and time flies, happy birthday, take a look. beautiful alma matthews. washington, d.c., our hometown. lives independently and is a member of the child community and she delivers food to senior citizens, god love her. we have paul dreibelbis. takes care of his 89 acre farm and attributes longevity to exercising mentally and spiritually. two good ones. rose zorn, 100 years old, exercises on the elliptical. that would break any neck.
8:36am
every single day does that, loves cross word puzzles. take a look, excuse me, i'm going to cough here. and we have joseph waroguier. he's 101, a retired real estate agent. he's known for making the best wine in the whole state of ohio. and lillian carpenter, west greenwich, rhode island, 105 years old. and we have laura dory, williamsville, new york, started a beauty shop and started oil painting when she was 60 years old. >> all right, willard, thank you very much.
8:37am
when we come back, actor ryan our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
8:38am
i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ ♪ woman: did you bring the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check?
8:39am
chase what matters. ♪ ryan miller had a fast ride to a-list fame in the hit movie "the proposal." in his new movie "buried" he plays a contractor in iraq who wakes up buried with just a flashlight and cell phone to try and save his life. >> my name is paul, i'm an american citizen from michigan. i'm a civilian truck driver. i have been taken hostage anywhere in iraq. i need $1 million by 9:00 tonight or i'll be left to die here in this coffin that i'm
8:40am
buried in. >> ryan reynolds, why. we're going to stick you in a coffin for 90 minutes? >> yeah, i read the script and it was probably the most terrifying script i ever read not because people were chasing me and there were any special effects. it's just one guy in a coffin, you never leave the coffin and you can't help but think what would i do? it's just an incredible story. >> it's very disturbing emotionally. here you are in this coffin, you say you have the lighter, you have the flashlight and you have the phone and that's about it. and there's a snake in there? >> that does happen at one point. it was incredible director rodrigo cortez, it was sort of a modern day hitchcock film. >> there's a fire in the coffin as well?
8:41am
>> yeah, this guy goes through the full gamut of emotions and challenges you could ever imagine in this very, very small space. but this director found a way to marry this incredible narrative challenge to this incredible technical challenge. >> you suffered cuts bruises. >> you burned your fingers on a lighter? >> yeah, i emerged skinless from the coffin by the end. but that stuff was really all before the war. to sit there with an audience and watch them at a perfect 45-degree angle? >> do a lot of people want to watch the film? >> the next thing we knew the movie created sundance to an incredible reaction and it's
8:42am
just been like a snowball since. it's just been building and building. >> have you had any residual feelings from this? i'm very klaaserphobic so this would mess me up for a while. >> even elevators, elevators are starting to feel more like large glass sweaters to me. >> it's very, very exciting, were you a fan of that comic book as a kid. >> i knew the log line. i kind of knew the basics of it. but i won't pretend that i was always a fan of it at all. but when i dove into that universe, it's basically kind of the star wars of the d.c. universe. it was just a huge world to jump in. >> i want you to explain what you said, you said filming in new orleans in the summer in that outfit was like shooting an
8:43am
entire movie inside alec baldwin. what did that mean? i have been trying to imagine what that means. >> i can't believe somebody pulled that quote out of the interview. >> you said that. >> i did say that, but i just watched the departed and it was the most intense portrayal of anything i had ever seen. i thought this is what new orleans feels like, it's like shooting in his aorta. >> are you shooting another film with sandra bullock? "most wanted"? >> there's not even a script yet, but we both would love to do it. >> so you'll do it? >> yes. >> "buried" opens in select theaters. our state is in a real mess.
8:44am
and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisio.ns we have to live within our means. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
8:45am
i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ t woman: did you bring the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪
8:46am
message to children. home run new book called "not your parents' money book." i don't think there's ever a time that could be considered too early to start putting these thoughts on your kids minds. what's the age appropriateness of this book? >> this book is for middle school aged kids who typically don't get this education in school and rely on their parents to give it to them and sometimes parents don't know what to say. >> parents in a recent survey say they do talk to their children about finances are they giving the wrong messages or are they sometimes so influenced by their own financial situation that it's not clear? >> i think it's a little bit of both and what we learned from the economic crisis is that even parents sometimes don't have a grip on the very basic
8:47am
information that kids told me that they want to know. >> what were the concerns on their minds? >> they really are very practical, they want to know, how much money am i going to need to live independently? how do i earn that much money? how do i get more money "today" was a big question on their mind and the book includes all of those things. >> i think a lot of people worry if we put too much emphasis on money. there's a part in the book i want to ask you about. you tell kids if they don't have money, they'll probably be pretty miserable. you might not be able to see the doctor, you might live somewhere that's not convenient to your works or school, and nights out and trip to the malls and vacation will be new and far between. you're saying wake up kids, and that's a tough lesson at an early age. >> our kids need to understand the reality that they have to go to work, they have to make a decent living and they have to spend less than they make in order to have enough money to do
8:48am
the things they want. >> so let's say you're my parent and i'm in middle school. so what is the dialogue we need to have? what are the things you need to talk to me about? >> you need to talk about how much things cost on a regular basis, monthly bills are very important. >> you lay out the monthly expenses? >> you absolutely can, but i would do it one at a time. your kids probably have a cell phone but probably have never seen the bill. go through it line by line and ask them what could they do to help you spend a little bit less. >> there's a lot of parents in this country that are hurting right now, one or both parents may be unemployed, how honest do you be with your kids without scaring them to death? >> you want to reassure them that they will be okay. they know you're stressed, even if you haven't come right out and tell them. one of the reasons that i worked on a national money night conversation that you can have with your kids and we have got
8:49am
conversations up for free on the website on money night.com. >> when you get to high school students, you really need to sit down and talk to them about expenses for college. what a great opportunity to talk about finances. >> because many kids do not understand how much of the college cost they will be asked to bear. and it's important to give them that information before they go and borrow. kids are coming out of school with about $20,000 in student loan debt these days. they then have to pay those bills. >> and finally, one exercise in the book, you want parents to discuss with their children and get the children to tell them whether they consider themselves to be spenders or savers, why is that so important? >> it's important that you understand how to be a saver i even if you feel inside that you're a spender. it's the most important thing a
8:50am
parent can teach area kids. >> if you have a fine age e tee needs to learn about finances, go to the website and jean might work with you. and how far can a car go on a single gallon of fuel? [ female announcer ] we know jerry brown was mayor of oakland, but what were the results? fact: brown promised to improve schools. but the drop out rate increased 50%, and the state had to take over the schools. fact: the city controller found employees paid for 22,000 hours... they never worked. fact: brown promised to cut crime. but murders doubled, making oakland the 4th most dangerous city in america. jerry brown. he just can't deliver the results california needs now.
8:51am
a couple of years ago, a --
8:52am
hundred miles or more on a single gallon of fuel and we're revealing the winners of the progressive automotive x price contest. good morning. hundred miles on a single gallon of fuel, how big an achievement is that? >> huge, considering that the white house is pushing us to get 35 miles to the gallon on average by 2013. >> the cars we're going to see, do they travel 100 miles on a single gallon of fuel because you have to be 35 pounds in other words to drive them? >> they're very light. it looks kind of futuristic on the inside, made with alabama -- aluminum. >> the wave 2. >> that runs on what?
8:53am
>> that runs on e-85 rhett noll. >> this gets 171 miles equivalent per gallon. there's even space in the trunk. >> we want to mention, one of the criteria, they have to be able to make these things. >> absolutely. >> and lyon is out of charlotte, north carolina. two passenger. >> two passenger, top speed? >> i don't know the exact top speed, but it's going to take care of you on the road. >> highway drivable? >> highway drivable, definitely. top speed, you want 200 miles on the highway. >> this is more of a motorcycle than a car. >> it is a motorcycle, it's the e tracer. this is electric and it gets the equivalent of 197 miles per gallon. the equivalent of that because it's electric. what you're looking at here is technology, and there are some of these already on the road in
8:54am
europe. in the future, this is what is possible. >> because they have to make these cars so light or these motorcycles so light, what's the safety element here. >> they've got to be crash worthy. and this has all the safety features that you would have if you were on the roads in europe. here in the u.s.? they have go to through a lot of testing to see that. >> real quickly, i want to mention these people. these are the team leaders. oliver kutner, ron servin and ron reger. we can be doing more of this in the near future. >> technology here, slowly getting incorporated into our cars every day. >> and if these guys can accomplish 100 gallons or more, why can't this goal of 35 miles per gallon be achieved in the near future. >> absolutely.
8:55am
>> cool cars and motorcycles, thank you very much. we are going to be back with much or of "today" on a friday morning, but first, these messages and your local news and weather.
8:56am
good morning, everybody. time, 8:56. i'm brent cannon, checking in with mike on your friday commute. to the east bay. >> oakland, northbound 880, it was lighter than a typical monday through thursday, but we still have slowing coming up
8:57am
around high street, clustering going on downtown through oakland and approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. toll plaza backed up toward west grand avenue. southbound 680, disabled vehicle earlier south of this accident. livermore, not so bad. that's pretty good here. we'll have more news after this break.
8:58am
a decision on whether to move the chauncey bailey murder trial is expected next week. yosef is charged with murder for ordering the murdering of the oakland journalist and two other men in 2007. attorneys say media coverage jeopardizes the right for a fair trial and want it moved to southern california.
8:59am
prosecutors want it to stay in oakland. another update coming for you in a half hour. the "today" show continues in a moment. have a great weekend. we'll see you back here in a bit. !%
9:00am
we're back now with more "today" on a friday morning, it's the 17th day of september, 2010, it was raining out here just an hour ago. now there's clouds in the sky and from what we understand it's going to be a beautiful day. and a autiful weekend for these nice people who stopped by to viz it the. >> we just had some major storms that rolled through yesterday afternoon, did a lot of damage, actually one person was killed. we'll talk more about that in a second. meantime i'm matt lauer along with natalee morales. an amazing story out of washington state where this
9:01am
young lady claims a total stranger walked up to her and said hey, beautiful lady, do you want to drink this and when she said no, she threw the acid on her. now she admits she did it to herself. >> and the emotional despair she seems to be going through. are you looking for a good deal on a home? now they be the time? now we're looking at homes that are under $400,000 from a florida gated community to a quiet escape nestled in the nines of arizona. but what if what you're in the market for is a luxury vacation, now is the time to get packing and whether you want to lounge by the pool or go to a more exotic escape, perhaps morocco, we're going to show you some world class hotels that are
9:02am
offering great deals right now, but you do have to act fast. if you have the flexibility, it's a good time to travel. >> let's go inside, ann's standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines. in a developing story this morning, five men are under arrest in london as police investigate a suspected plot to harm the pope. police are also searching locations throughout the city acting they say on a tip. meanwhile the pope was warmly welcomed by thousands of children "today." he again referred to the church abuse scandal which has made even his visit controversial. encouraging words from defense secretary robert gates on thursday. he said the military surge in afghanistan appears to be working. there has been a rash of kidnappings, the taliban has vowed to disrupt the vote. in a stunning turn about, that washington state woman who claimed that someone threw acid in her face is now admitting she
9:03am
did it to herself. police say bethany storro did it to herself and is very remorsabremors remorsef remorseful. arged with a lie.will now be meantime the actor who appeared in the film "the 40-year-old virgin" could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of attacking hiss girlfriend with a knife. >> he sat motionless as the verdict was read. >> we the jury in the above entitled cause final the defendant guilty of the crime of attempted murder. >> he was found guilty of the attempted murder of kendra bebe and assault with a deadly weapon. the trial was filled with dramatic system, claiming he was flailing wildly with a knife. >> kind of like this. >> trying to defend himself from an attack by maldanado when he
9:04am
stabbed bebe several times. kendra bebe broke down on the stand when she described the knife attack. >> i saw this flash of silver and he goes, bang, bang, bang, so i screamed at the top of my lungs, like help, help, 911, call 911, he's killing me. >> his most prominent role as an actor was at the character haziz in "the 40-year-old virgin." but prosecutors say it was his acting that sealed his fate. >> he certainly doesn't deserve an oscar for his performance in this courtroom. his testimony was absolutely unbelievable. >> after the verdict bebe was relieved saying no one wins with domestic violence. >> he is scheduled to be sentenced on november 18, george lewis, nbc news, los angeles.
9:05am
>> and a big honor "today" for britain's prince william. he is graduating as a fully certified search and rescue military helicopter pilot. the prince calls it an honor to serve with the royal air force. it is now four minutes past the hour, let's go back to matt and natalee. >> let's get a check of the weather, stephanie abrams filling in for al. >> 75th anniversa45th anniversas of your son. >> he said you're going to new york? i'll pay for it for you. >> this is the first time we have seen three storms circling in the atlantic. i gore will weaken to a category 2 as it impacts bermuda.
9:06am
so it will be dangerous as you head obviously the big story of the morning is how humid it is outside. we do have areas of drizzle, too. lots of 0s to start the morning. for the afternoon, plan on clearing, probably not so much along the coast. 65 san francisco around lunchtime. 70s inland later on. to the tri valley, should make a run close to 80. chance of rain in the far north bay today spilling into sonoma county saturday. the rain moves further south sunday. we clear out and warm up starting monday. >> natalee, over to you. this morning on "today's" real estate. great homes for under 4$400,000. our tour guy, real estate contributor barbara corcoran. beautiful homes, let's get right
9:07am
to them. saraso sarasota, florida, you found a home for just under $300,000, it's got a gated community. >> and sarasota is world famous for its art scene and it also has 35 miles of white sand beaches. this is a big family home in that gated community and it includes the pool, the central pool, fitness center and tennis courts. here's a great shot of the kitchen, it has gleaming marble counter tops. just a nice, easy to maintain kitchen. they have a living room also in here, wait, let me talk about that dining room right there. that dining room is open and spacious, it's a little bit too wiry furniture for my taste, but there's plenty of space and you can do it up how you want. look how big that bed is, can you imagine how big the room is? it makes that big window look like a miniature window. it's not, don't be fooled, it's just the furniture.
9:08am
here's a shot out back and you have a full half mile before you even see your neighbors. is that land going to stay vacant and what's their plans for building up? >> and we'reoing to head to bashersville, west virginia, and we're looking at a home priceded at $79,000. is. >> the real estate double hasn't even hit this small town. tens from huntington. there's a beautiful kitchen, everything there is new, it's had a gut renovation. you can't really put another penny in that kitchen. >> stainless steel appliances. >> i love those bar stools as well. the master bedrooms, each of them are huge, high ceiling and great molding and the meticulousness of this house from top to bottom can't be beat. >> it can be beat with that porch, though, right. >> that's a party porch if i ever saw one. you have the barbecue grill and
9:09am
a great lovely backyard to look at. >> collierville, tennessee. >> you remember the company where that guy made a term paper and got a d, a terrible grade? what a mistake that was. this was in the best school district. that's the good news about this house. it's a big old scare stone house and all the rooms are nice and big and square. there's the living room, it showcases the two windows you saw and the fireplace. i think the dining room really pops with that crimson paint. here's an interesting view of the kitchen, you can see everything just in one quick look, you can see the appliances are new, the counter tops are new. a i think the floors look great, this is a beautiful house and if you can see out back, there's so many pictures, there's an extra
9:10am
room that is used as an office and there's the backyard, and an easy to maintain yard. >> beautiful kcurbs appeal as well. this is a beautiful house at $389,000, two bedroom, mid century home, and it's been recently restored. >> you don't want to judge that house by it's cover. it's very zen like for deep in the middle of the woods glen acres is a town that everybody loves. there's the living room, i think it's peaceful, quiet, not to everyone's taste, some people like a little bit more trim and coziness. it's just a beautiful spot to call home. i think the views out every window are not to be beat. there's trees out every window and there's that little pond out
9:11am
the window that's in need of just a few goldfish. >> our last home in phoenix, arizona, a home for just under 400,000 dl$400,000 and you're g lot of home for that price. >> people love phoenix, the fiesta bowl, the rock 'n roll marathon, the phoenix open, and the scottsdale horse show. this is a big living room with the adjacent dining room. there's another archway back to the left that joins the den as well. the kitchen, that just feels like phoenix, the colors are right. it seems easy. so the master bedroom, there's one, but there's a few more to look at. they're all similar in size, that's your little private oasis in the desert, right in your own backyard. >> that would be a nice one to move into. barbara corcoran, thank you very
9:12am
much. how to keep your home stain free so your rugs and furniture can last for years to come. during cold and flu season. that's why we started a mission for health. by going beyond clean surfaces to healthy surfaces. by making a healthy way to wash hands. and even by working with a pediatrician to develop lysol healthy habits initiatives in schools. when you use lysol, you're a part of something bigger. for healthy tips and more, visit lysol.com/missionforhealth. or 100 calories? with yoplait delights, now you can finally have both. two indulgently rich layers of chocolate and raspberry yogurt... and only 100 calories.
9:13am
♪ ♪ da da-da, da, da, da-da ♪ da-da, da, da, da ♪ da, da, da-da-da, da, da-da-da, da, da-da ♪ [ female announcer ] there's a place called hidden valley where kids not only eat their vegetables, they can't get enough. ♪ hidden valley ranch. makes vegetables delectable. discover four more ways to make vegetables delectable with farmhouse originals from hidden valley.
9:14am
may not be getting the nutrition they need to keep their bodies strong. carnation instant breakfast essentials supplies the nutrients of a balanced breakfast
9:15am
to help build strong muscles and healthy bones. carnation instant breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start. this morning on "today's" travel, luxury hotels at lower prices, a five star resort doesn't have to break the bank. in fact there are a few big name hotels that have some amazing deals right now, but only for a limited time. kate, good morning. 6. >> good morning. >> the price ranges for booking one of these expensive luxury rooms can be pray outrageous. >> it can start at $300 a room,
9:16am
and sky's the limit. if you want the penthouse sweet, it could be thousands. >> this might be kind of a last chance for us to get deals because. >> i think so, the travel industry is looking a lot brighter so as you say, this might be your last chance. >> some of the things you think we might want to consider looking, you're looking at san juan. >> puerto rico. you don't need a passport to get to puerto rico. >> something called a piece of mind special. >> $170 a night. you buy two nights, you get the third free. ritz carlton, known for its wonderful service. it only 3 1/2 hours from new york, jetblue had flights from under $300. so you can do it for a long weekend pass. >> if you want to go overseas, really get out of town, there's great deals. >> it's a company wide deal
9:17am
actually, it excludes america and europe. so you're going to have to go to morocco, you can go to buenos ares in argentina. the great thing about the hotels is they really are not big corporate hotels, they reflect their natural surroundings. so in ro . >> and yet all these hotel rooms, we talk about these deals, are we talking smaller prices, $300 a night. >> under $300 a night. they start around $175. >> if you want to stay close to home, orlando, the orlando resort has something from the waldorf astoria who tell. >> this is outside of new york city, it's pretty new, it's connected to the disney resorts. but you don't have to go there. orlando, great destination, especially at the moment as it gets a bit colder.
9:18am
you can go whale watching, you can go daytona beach, you can go to the everglades, it's a great place to go. >> i can't believe this is under $300. >> marvelous service, great pool. >> and another of our favorites, and a real luxury brand and we're talking about las vegas property. if you like vegas, but you don't want to chime of the slot machine, this has a wonderful spa, wonderful design and great shopping there. >> the best deal on your list? $59 a night. >> $59 for a westin. if you really want to go a long way, go to thailand for its wonderful beaches, now is your chance. this hotel is brand spanking new, opened on the first of august, and this is their introductory rate. wonderful beaches, great pools.
9:19am
>> do you have to book a certain number of rooms? what's the catch on that? >> they want people to go there because it's brand-new, so get there while you k. >> meantime in atlantic city, the taj mahal. you have some deals throughout this fall? >> atlantic city is about to get a lot of attention because of boardwalk empire the hbo series starts airing on sunday. it's 2 1/2 hours from new york and the property there has risen from $89 a night. if you book a week in advance, they give you an extra 10% off. and more than one night, they give you 15% off. atlantic city is getting a reputation for its restaurants. you can walk along the boardwalk and take in the sea air. >> coming up next, putting healthy food to the test. we're going to show you which products are the best in the market. and also coming up a little
9:20am
bit later, you've got a world class beauty in one of the world's first supermodels, we're talking about imon stopping by after mess messages. the bubbles do the cleaning. with broad coverage, you just spray and wipe. then let the water-activated formula take care of your bathroom. let's go! [ male announcer ] for up to four days. whoo-hoo! whoo-hoo! [ male announcer ] scrubbing bubbles extend-a-clean. we work overtime so you don't have to. [ female announcer ] s.c. johnson. a family company. [ man ] ♪ today the world looks mighty fine ♪ [ women ] ♪ pop-tarts happy sunshine time! ♪ [ man ] ♪ grab a pop-tart and you might just start ♪ ♪ to sing songs like a meadow lark ♪ ♪ stretch and yawn ♪ blow a kiss to mom ♪ cause pop-tarts mornings are the bomb ♪ ♪ so, rise and shiiiiine
9:21am
every day, you get so hooked on the fresh feeling, you'll want to pass it on to a friend. ♪ just go to getfreshwithafriend.com. tell a friend about fresh and you'll both get a free tub... that now comes with a cottonelle easy reach hanger -- so it's always right where you need it. so go on, get fresh with a friend! did you know up to 50% of new cavities form between teeth, in places you can't even see? aquafresh iso-active whitening is a breakthrough gel that transforms into an active foam. its active fluoride formula penetrates deep, surrounding and protecting the whole tooth against cavities -- front, back and in-between. for strong, healthy teeth for a lifetime, try triple protection iso-active whitening
9:22am
from aquafresh. amazing. so sure i already knew the salad and breadsticks were endless. but the other night even the pasta was endless. whoa, whoa, wait. so i get to choose any sauce and pasta then just keep trying them in different combinations? yea, nice, huh? yea, real nice. announcer: the never ending pasta bowl is back. with delicious new sauces like hearty chianti three meat. and creamy parmesan portobello. combine any sauce and pasta, then try other combinations just $8.95. plus unlimited salad and breadsticks. and how's your pasta, sir? never ending. announcer: olive garden. when you're here, you're family. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. but the love i have for strawberry shortcake, threw a curve at my curves. so i threw it right back... with yoplait light -- around 100 calories.
9:23am
now i love my curves in all the right places. ♪ ♪ ♪ da da-da, da, da, da-da ♪ da-da, da, da, da ♪ da, da, da-da-da, da, da-da-da, da, da-da ♪ [ female announcer ] there's a place called hidden valley where kids not only eat their vegetables, they can't get enough. ♪ hidden valley ranch. makes vegetables delectable. discover four more ways to make vegetables delectable with farmhouse originals from hidden valley. we want to mention that natalee is actually on the cover this month of triathelete
9:24am
magazine. it's a really pretty picture, natalee and it about how do you fit physical fitness into your schedule. >> you start small and you work your way up. i started with a sprint, hoda dama challenged me to it last year. it kind of increased the distance a little bit. so i've got one coming up this weekend. so if you're in the area, come on down and cheer us on. what's great about it is a lot of my friends have been inspired to do it now too. >> and you're doing wit your husband. >> and i have any sister-in-law who does triathlons as well. and my brother-in-law. doing it together is a great feeling. >> it's a great thing. and a bonding experience. >> and a great community bonding experience. so i encourage everyone to start small, do a 5 k, a 10 k and work your way up.
9:25am
you have to have a goal to stay in shape. >> amazon, america's number one oman.necandwsl a >> f ystlor wecal news and weather. whatcha doing little bite™? trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full... and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill! that say, "look at that wrinkle." [ female announcer ] introducing the eraser foundation from maybelline.
9:26am
our patented applicator and formula with collagen goes beyond covering. micro-corrects, micro-erases signs of aging. the eraser. only from maybelline new york. good morning to you. it is 9:26, friday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. want to check in with mike. >> antioch jammed here, trying to get things moving to the westbound direction. look at eastbound stopping up coming into antioch, that's unusual, especially for a friday. closer to the toll plaza, really nice, slowing down the east shore free quai. look at the folks in there. coming to the toll plaza. slow. the toll plaza, itself, going back into the cash lanes. bay bridge looking clear as far
9:27am
as the fog goes. the golden gate bridge, that's been socked in all morning. you're going to have fog closer to the coast. rob has your forecast too. interesting morning for weather around the bay area. we have drizzle, high humidity, 60s to start and 70s and few low 80s inland later on once the misty skies part. 75 petaluma. northward, by the way, chance of rain dropping into the far north bay. that's the way we're going to start the weekend. most of the bay area dry saturday. sunday, scattered showers. we clear out and turn warmer as we head into the first week of fall. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
9:28am
carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. sorrow in san bruno. last night, family and friends gathered for a memorial service at st. cecilia's church in san francisco. the mother and daughter were at home when the explosion tore through their home. friends are still shocked. >> no matter what, we were
9:29am
always there and always will be there for one another. god, thank you for jackie. >> jacqueline's husband and son were not home when the explosion happened. they were actually at a back to school night at st. ignacios. my thoughts go out to that family. stay with nbc bay area news and "today in the bay." for more on the san bruno fire, go to nbcbayarea.com to get updates. i'll have another update in less than a half hour. "today" show continues in a minute. have a good friday morning.
9:30am
♪ and we're looking into the grammy award winning members of the ban the rue 5. it's safe toy say their dreams of rock 'n roll stardom have come true. and they're going to be here to play live in convert next week here on "today."cvert next week here on "today."ert next week here on "today." >> they have great.
9:31am
>> coming up in this half hour, we're going to be talking about advise that everyone can probably use. we're talking about how to remove stains from everything. >> even if you don't have kids. >> from what goes on your carpet, to furniture, fingerprints on your walls. we have got some expert advice on how to keep everything looking spic and span. >> just want to take a look at this home. also ahead, if you're trying to save on calories, but you don't want to skimp on taste, we're going to check out food picks from breakfast cereal to yogurt. >> good morning, guys, coming up, we're going to talk about the untold story of war, it's been nearly a decade since troops entered afghanistan. but while the military is off at war, their families have been at home. i'm going to take you to ft.
9:32am
bragg where army wives are trying to keep it together. and what lurks, from kitchens to cams, doorknobs to computers, a breeding ground for bacteria, what is really lurking in and around your house. i'm not sure you really want to know this. what's old is also what's new again, more and more tv stars from the '70s and '80s now making their way back to the small screen, we're going to find out why a little bit later. >> let's do that wide shot one more time. we're really wanting to know what this weekend is going to be like. >> it's going to be phenomenal in the northeast. let's have a look at your forecast for your saturday. and there it is, up and down the east coast. it's really right around the lakes and the northwest is where we will see the bad weather and
9:33am
obviously the big story of the morning is how humid it is outside and we do have some areas of drizzle, too. lots of 60s to start the morning. for the mampbs, clears, probably not so much along the coast. 65 around san francisco around lunchtime. 70s inland later on. tri valley should make a run close to 80. chance of rain in the valley today. the rain moves further south sunday. we clear out and warm up starting monday. >> and i want to thank dennis for making us all feel very old. the '80s were what, 30 years ago? >> 30 years ago. and let's go with the wide shot one more time. coming up next, a man is lucky enough to be alive after a grizzly bear attack. we'll tell you why these kinds of attacks are on the rise. that's coming up right after this. [ female announcer ] kids who don't eat breakfast
9:34am
may not be getting the nutrition they need to keep their bodies strong. carnation instant breakfast essentials supplies the nutrients of a balanced breakfast to help build strong muscles and healthy bones. carnation instant breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start. carnation instant breakfast essentials. how are you getting to a happier place? running there? dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy,
9:35am
farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
9:36am
we get double miles on every purchase. echo! so we earned a trip to the grand canyon twice as fast. uhoh. we get double miles every time we use our card. i'll take these. no matter what we're buying. plus the damages. and since double miles add up quick, we can bring the whole gang. it's hard to beat double miles. no, we ride them. [ male announcer ] get the venture card from capital one and earn double miles on every purchase, every day. go to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? oh, that's the spot! go-gurt is specially made to freeze and thaw by lunch time? so kids can have their favorite yogurt in their lunch box go-gurt. freeze it. thaw it. eat it up.
9:37am
this morning on "today's" call of the wild, the point of the mighty grizzly, with recent attacks by bears making headlines. msnbc science and environmental expert jeff corwin took a closer look at the fate of the iconic creatures. >> reporter: when jerry ruth retired from his job as a policeman in maryland moving to the wyoming frontier was a dream come true. last summer his dream became a nightmare. >> you're out with your friends, you're exploring this incredible country looking for elk, but an elk isn't what you found? >> i remember a brown blur and a growl. and then the next thing was a big fur blanket over my head and the sound of my bones crushing in my face.
9:38am
>> reporter: jerry was attacked by a grizzly bear. the bear encounter that jerry had was catastrophic, the man's so lucky to be alive. but this is the place where he was attacked. and this is high desert, it is not bear country, why are we "toda today finding grizzly bears here. >> we're seeing bears in areas we typically haven't seen them. >> reporter: mark has been capturing and relocating grizzlies for 20 years. this year he and his team have captured more bears than ever before. the mighty grizzly bear once on the brink of extinction is now recovering, that's the good news, but today, these incredible creatures are running out of wilderness and they're wandering into what is now human territory. buy was this bear trapp eped to. >> this bear was frequenting
9:39am
this ranch housing compound, almost every night for on and off for about a week. >> just look at this. i mean it's just amazing. look at those claws and those canine teeth can easily crush some bone. i assist a team in taking care and blood samples. they'll be used to check the animal's health and genetic history. he'll also be fitted with this radio tracking collar. >> he's been collared, you've got your data, your information, what happens next? >> i think we have a good release site west of the tetons. we'll more for him and see what he does. hopefully he returns to being a wild bear. >> reporter: it's not just a matter of changing bear behavior, but changing human behavior, a lesson jerry ruth has learned very well. >> bears have every right to be here as i do. i've got to learn to live in bear habitat, that's just something i have to do.
9:40am
>> and jeff corwin is here with us, good morning to you. are there any steps that people who do live in bear country can take in order to avoid an attack of a grizzly? >> excellent question, it was an amazing experience to be able to shadow the wyoming game and fish as they're out there on the front lines trying to save both people and bears. but there's some common sense things people can do. if you have pets, simply by keeping your pet food in, if you leave it out on the porch. chances are a wandering bear may find his way into trouble by taking advantage of that food source. looking up your garbage, if you have livestock and keeping your livestock protected in electric fencing, all these things make a difference. let's say you're vacationing in yellowstone national park, by simply clapping your hands as you make your way up the trail, if there's a bear there, you give that bear an opportunity to
9:41am
escape. simple steps can prevent a potential catastrophe when bear and human beings meet. >> jeff corwin, always great to see you. switching gears here, some easy ways to stain proof your home. but first, these messages. isn't this the yogurt that, you know... helps regulate your digestive system. ooh, i think i'll pass. no, no, no! trust me. it is beyond tasty. mmm! wow! i can't believe it, i love it! mmm, this is really good! new best tasting activia ever! ♪ activia now you can join the fight against breast cancer every time you enjoy an activia. give hope with every cup of activia.
9:42am
everyday i eat your soups, i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your rich and hearty soups have made me, rich and hearty. that's funny. i'm hearty because of your juicy steak, your potatoes... you're really, rich and happy. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup.
9:43am
welcome to the modern world, people. woolite isn't just for your delicates! it's for all your clothes! with woolite complete you can wash everything, from jeans to tees, 'cause it has the right balance of care and cleaning. and say goodbye to fading, shrinking, and stretching. after all, a lady never reveals the true age of her clothes. woolite complete, cleans and cares for all your clothes. [ girls ] good. ♪ ♪ thank you!
9:44am
♪ phew! [ ernie ] we make our cookies the way only keebler elves can: with a little something extra. so every bite can be uncommonly good. this morning on "today," how to stain proof your house, simple things you can do to protect your belongings and save big dollars. we have the editor and chief of women's day magazine. so a lot of us now have heard about the stain resistant stuff that we can buy. doesn't mean they're stain proof? >> stain resistant means that it's been chemically treated so there's a treatment on top of it to prevent stains from seeping in immediately. which is to say it resists
9:45am
stains, but you have to take care of that spill, that stain, anything, you have to take care of it immediately. that's the first cardinal rule of stains. >> you have seven cardinal rules, check tags. >> there's going to be a tag, there's a w, an s, w is like water solvent, x is you can use some kind of like dry-cleaning solve vent and then an x means don't use anything. >> we have got attack from the back. start with club soda. that's for any kind of stain? >> you always douse it with club soda and water. >> research online, blot, never rub, use white cloth, extra soap is better. so you spill a glass of wine, what do you do? >> let's start with rugs first. it's like going to be a bleach blond, it takes a lot of work.
9:46am
and then black, like a black car is going to show everything. so we really say go toward a neutral. >> so it can be dirty and nobody knows? >> if you have a high traffic area, it's not a bad thing to do. like we said, when you do get a stain on the carpet, douse it with water and club soda. do your research, because you want to know what kind of stain, hold your kids to the wire, tell me what you did, because you want to get the stain out, not that you're going to get mad at them. if you don't know what it is, go for a few drops of like a dish water soap, dish soap and put it in some water, you can either put it in a jar, bubble it up and then take those bubbles, put it on top and let it sit and blot with a white towel. you don't want any other color to potentially bleed into the rug. you can always go to an
9:47am
indoor/outdoor rug. this is from dash and elbert. they come in all different patterns. you can only put this over your rug for high traffic areas and always take your shoes off. 80% of dirt comes in through the house. >> what about our paint? >> if you are painting a high traffic area, you always want to do a semigloss or a high gloss, avoid flat point at all costs and as great as it looks, it's not just going to be good for you. >> another pain in the keister. >> how do we clean them when our kids write on them with magic marker. >> i was you do get a stain and you are eventually going to have to repaint the walls, make sure you prime first. the prime will serve as a barrier that the stain won't go through. water usually won't damage anything, then you can take a damp sponge with the stain is persistent. some baking soda, rub the walls, it becomes course and then all
9:48am
you want to do is rinse it with one part ammonia to two parts water. >> spray too and a white cloth as well. >> now you're really stunned by the variety of sort of stain resistant fabrics, these are chemically treated. but they're outdoor fabrics. >> they look so much like regular fabrics. part of it is the technology, it used to be a coating was put over outdoor fabrics, now it's woven in. >> and you can use those fabrics for even indoor furniture if you're not adverse to the idea of usingchemically treated fabrics in your house. >> i just wipe it down and it looks like great fabric. if you aren't going to go that route and you have stains in your house. make sure you read labels, you can always take a cushion to the
9:49am
dry-cleaner and have them dry-clean it. you don't want to overclean, and be careful with pouring tons of water on it because you can be left with a spot. >> thank you, elizabeth, for getting up early this morning. and coming up next, get out your shopping list because we have some healthy products. !%
9:50am
[ male announcer ] jerry brown's good old days. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
9:51am
the magazine sampled 200 food products and came up with it's very favorites. allison, good morning to you. what was the criteria by cooking light? how did you pick and it a huge category here. >> yes, it's a lot of food. we actually tasted over 200
9:52am
different food products, they had to be low in sodium, low in transfats and had to have low sugar. after that, it was all about flavor. >> you have starting off with the whole wheat bread. >> rudy's organic. this is 100% whole wheat that can sometimes be a little dry on dense. really great, great for sandwiches, great for toast. >> i know they have gluten free now. now cereal, good old raisen bran. >> they stayed nice and firm in milk. delicious. >> for the whole wheat spaghetti category, you picked gia reuss a. >> this is one thing, when you go and pick pasta, it's like a wall of pastas. >> it's like whole wheat now, it's exploding.
9:53am
>> we actually tried 20. the color is right, the flavor's right, the texture is right. >> not too dry? >> firm, it goes with a lot of sauce. >> we have got the boil in a bag rice for the whole grain rice you, actually picked the boil in a bag. >> ten minutes, you've got rice, nice individual brains of rice, good flavor. >> we can't always make chicken soup from scratch, so if you're going to do it from the can, go with progresso? >> this is a lower sodium chicken soup. you've got nice, firm noodles. just what you want. >> tina, i know you guys broke it down in water and in oil. we're looking at the water "toda today, you like the whole foods brand. >> this is your tuna sandwiches, your tuna melts, your tuna casseroles. >> this is great because it's middle of the road, it's not too dense, it's not too creamy.
9:54am
>> ice cream, light ice cream because it is cook light. >> we're lightening up. but you don't want it to taste like you're missing something. this is rich, it's creamy and it's got the vanilla bean. >> margarita and we went with the nonpiece a. it's got a really nice dough, not too thick. >> and this is what i eat every morning. yogurt, very healthy. >> very healthy with fruit. >> we're serving very healthy food, ann. >> i like healthy food. and that has zero fat. >> but not lacking in flavor? >> great protein in the morning. >> thank you, from cooking light magazine. coming up supermodel and
9:55am
entrepreneur.
9:56am
twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. good friday morning to you.
9:57am
u 56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> there is a problem at the toll plaza. there was a report of a disabled truck. it started moving slowly in the left lane up the incline. that's the best i can tell. your hov lane or far left lane might be the one that's the slowest. once you get to the city there's a problem, too. howard, 3rd and 4th is closed. giants game tonight causing crowd south of market and toward the ballpark. there's low clouds still hovering around. >> it's been an interesting friday morning so far. drizzle and a lot of humidity out around the bay area this morning. afternoon, 78 san jose, 60s around san francisco to the east bay. highs in the low 70s in oakland with partly cloudy skies eventually, after the areas of drizzle and light rain break up for the morning. the weekend, tomorrow mainly dry. sunday, the line drops from the
9:58am
north bay to the central bay area. sunday we start to warm up and dry out for the workweek ahead. new information on an officer-involved shooting in the east bay. a toy gun was the reason officers shot the wanted man. compare the toy gun to the real one. the part sticking out of the side of the toy is a broken piece of the handle. see the guns are similar. there are no markings to indicate one is a toy. police say the suspect, brian brownwhite is in critical condition. he's wanted for armed robbery in fremont and san jose and suspected of nine other robberies in the bay area. concert police pulled over brownwhite yesterday morning and lifted his shirt to reveal a gun in his waistband. when they tried to take it, he took off. after a short chase, he pointed the gun at them and that's when they fired. i'll have another news update in a half hour or so. "today" show returns in a minute. have a great friday morning.
9:59am
our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to lein mwiur. othnsea we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that.
10:00am
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and we have done it, made it all the way to dry day, friday to you, september 17th and we have a big show planned today. >> yes, we do. and we're live. we are live. >> live. >> live on a friday. >> we love it on friday. >> we're glad to be alive. a big show last night you went to. >> yes, i did. it is go red for women, which i host that event every year. and it is about women and heart
10:01am
disease and it was such a great event. our own miss sara, by the way, was emcee. >> taking over everything. >> she's ruling the world. >> you got to watch it. it is a little bit all about me thing. >> she was the emcee of the event. it was all -- a lot of women who have either had issues with heart disease or just big supporters. and i promised this is the whole -- >> a lot of red. >> i don't see a red scarf on you. there is a story there. never mind. we had a storm here in new york. >> i did a crowd shot of everybody because i wanted to get everybody on tv. that was taking the picture. there they all are. >> a sea of red. >> it is great. we're going to have a segment with these women and they're going to describe how one woman went through a heart attack and how she came through it. but it is good info for everybody. >> that's why we're wearing red as well today. >> that storm, though, i was leaving -- >> it was freakish. >> i was leaving one event to go to this one and there was a
10:02am
15-minute window in new york where the sky went completely black, poured like -- i covered hurricanes. it felt like that. and it was a downpour. i know we're making a big deal out of it here. >> it was so unexpected. we knew we might get a thunderstorm, but not unusual this time of year, but this was -- they thought it might have been a tornado. that has not been confirmed at all. >> look at it. look at new york. >> yeah. i was -- we live on the water up in connecticut and it was -- i love to watch storms when you live on water. it is just -- i'm sitting out there on my -- the screened porch and all of a sudden all this rain starts coming in. then i start hearing this unbelievable sound, really close to the roof and i'm going, oh, my gosh. it was four helicopters going over our house, president obama going to a fund-raiser which was a couple of doors down from me. so, you know, it was just freakish, though, but oddly beautiful. >> it was. one woman did die. the number of trees down, the
10:03am
wind, some were clocked at 60, 70 and reports of 100. that's -- we're talking that's hurricane stuff. >> of course, yeah. it was over in what, ten minutes. >> and out like that. boom, boom, gone. there is a mom in michigan who is very upset. >> i'm with the mom on this one. i'm with the mom. >> she has a 6-year-old daughter, who is a cheerleader. there is a cheer that some of you may know and there are different versions of the word. the way that they sing it at that school is our books ache, our skirts' too tight, we shake our booties from left to right. and this mom said she did not want her 6-year-old saying those words. shake your booty and all that. >> i'm not sure i want my 17-year-old, you know? where does it stop? >> yeah. >> it is the sexualization of our young females from the earlier, earlier -- always, it is always earlier, earlier, earlier. and unless we say no, it is going to continue. >> some of the cheerleaders in this group went on the radio, on some radio show --
10:04am
>> called the mother a lunatic. >> she said, i don't mind the booty shaking so much, but it is the back aching and the skirt too tight that i don't understand. >> this is what the coach is quoting the mom as saying. >> it is convoluted. the mother has the right to say i don't like this for my kid, she canvassed the other parents, said many other parents didn't like it as well, and since when do parents lose our rights to do -- to raise our children according to the values we think are important. >> what happens is this little girl got kicked off the squad and that's how the mom found out there was an issue. i think it was in junior high, our version was, my back aches and i'm all up tight and my booty's shaking from left to right. >> what has that got to do with football? >> that's the universal -- >> they're the ones that have aching backs. not in the 1800s. it was ra-ra, all that. everything is different. it is little by little the choices we're making that is
10:05am
deer te deteriorating our culture. i know i'm -- but that's the way i feel. >> when you do see some 6 and 7-year-olds and we have seen them dancing, it is very sexual, it is weird. it shouldn't be that way. and a lot of them grow up watching, you know, miley cyrus and the rest on these shows, they copy the dance moves and they end up doing that. i don't know what they're doing, but they're doing that. >> unfortunately the little girl had to suffer for this. and i think that the other person, the one who went on the radio -- >> the coach. >> -- something should happen. that was completely uncalled for. they never went to the media for this, the mother and the father. they tried to handle it properly. >> i don't think it is great that a coach is calling a mother a lunatic on the radio. that's not nice. >> no, it isn't. >> i'm against that. >> sounds like jane lynch from "glee." >> it does. it does. >> i love that show. >> oh, my gosh. that's one of the best shows. >> it is. cas can't wait. here is another -- this is a piece of video that caught us. there was a toddler on --
10:06am
>> in turkey. >> on the highway in turkey. the toddler was apparently with his mother. look. look at the cars driving. look at nobody stopping. >> it is not moving so much, but -- >> they're just driving. >> that guy did, get away, get away. >> finally a truck stopped and blocked the baby. but i guess what happened, the mom said she was with the baby, the baby was asleep in the park and she, you know, she turned around and the child had gone. the kid was in the street. >> you know what, you think you're a good mother and you think your eyeballs are on them all the time. stuff happens. in an instant. >> i know. >> in an instant. i feel for that mother. i know that pain of oh, my gosh, what happened? i'm glad that had a happy ending. >> can i talk about my kerotin one more time. i was in the rainstorm. i would have almost packed it up
10:07am
and missed the go red event, it was so bad because you know how i can't be in it. i was drenched. i got in the car and it didn't do what it did. >> it didn't grow. >> i was -- i kept -- i kept waiting for it to do what it does. no, it is -- no! oh, everybody is so funny. okay. >> yes, but the good news is it just stayed like this, gorgeous. for your hair it is fabulous. i'm not so sure i'm thrilled yet. because i had it done too because my hair is not like yours. >> just wants another way to pull the picture up again. you know what we haven't done? jim gaines the director, is jim directing today, clearly because he had his quick trigger finger. it is not over, jim, okay? it's not over. it's not over. it's not over. >> okay. did you -- they say shopping is really like -- i don't believe this one, well, i don't want to say it. you say it. >> all right. they say shopping is like sex.
10:08am
they say you get the same high, the endorphins, that feeling when you have sex that you get when you're shopping. i completely disagree with it. >> it may be true if you're only having lousy sex, you know? >> they did some kind of a deal where they found out that when you see a sale, and you get all lathered up, it is that same feeling that you get when you're lathered up. apparently. >> you and i both disagree with that. because we have unbelievable sex. >> exactly. >> so sorry you don't. >> the most sexually active men, if you care, are in indianapolis, indiana. that's what they say. and the least active men, sexual men, are in lexington, kentucky. >> that's because they're all into horses, the most beautiful horses in the world there. they're all busy with their horses. i don't mean it that way.
10:09am
that's disgusting, hoda. you're foul and vile. let's go to miss sara. >> that wasn't much of a segue. >> no. >> but we have one of the pictures of the fans that say -- so we're going to flash this up. there is a fan named deb sent a photo, there is this guy wearing black shoes, black socks and shorts, the question is why. why do men wear black shorts with socks and where do they wear shoes at all? >> sandals. that's a different thing. maybe they have to because of gnarly feet. >> no. it is the difference between the leg you see from the end of the short to the top of the sock. it is no -- >> just not pretty. >> no. coming up next, the one, the only, the very beauful i is working her way into your home. >> she'll tell us all about it. strawberry toaster strudel. [ music ] see the difference? pillsbury toaster strudel, the one kids want to eat.
10:10am
than listening to our favorite songs. there's nothing we love more than listening to our favorite songs. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. but our favorite thing is eating totino's pizza rolls. ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh [ female announcer ] 100% baby-smooth perfection has arrived. introducing dream smooth mousse foundation from maybelline new york. it's cream whipped for a 100% baby-smooth look. [ woman ] show me. [ female announcer ] some makeups just cover and leave skin rough, dry. dream smooth hydrates for 14 hours. so skin looks flawless, stays touchably smooth. [ woman ] just like a baby. [ female announcer ] it's ultimate perfection. 100% baby-smooth. new dream smooth mousse. [ woman ] maybe she's born with it. [ female announcer ] maybe it's maybelline. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they do.
10:11am
but for me, it's even more than that. game time is about our time. together. [ female announcer ] get low prices on all your favorites for the game. save money. live better. walmart. [ baby crying, teapot whistling ] everything's fine. [ male announcer ] of all the things that happen on your wooden surfaces, disinfecting has to be one of them. clorox disinfecting wipes. safe on wood. hard on germs.
10:12am
first timers, old pros, heated rivals, you can't do the wave by yourself. and just like we mix and mingle, so do the delicious tastes and textures in every handful of chex mix. we're made to mix. in every handful of chex mix. . the somalia born supermodel iman is known as one of the great beauties of this era. while traveling the world for her work, iman often
10:13am
frequented in flea markets instead of nightclubs, turning her fashion of decorating into a new line of embroidery and fabrics called iman home. >> you're as beautiful as any fabric you've ever worn. you're timeless, you know that. >> you know, i'm 55 year old. >> you are? >> yeah, i'm 55 years old with a 31-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old. so i've been around the block. >> is this all good genes then? >> yes, definitely it is genes. definitely genes. it is not -- i don't do that much. >> do you have any kind of sympathy at all for, like, real people like us that -- >> you look good to me. >> you're sweet. >> well, first of all, i didn't know you had this passion for design. i didn't know that was part of what you loved. >> i've stopped modeling in 1989, so i got married to david bowie, had a daughter, who is 10 years old, and really my passion changed from fashion to home. so, you know, and i find that
10:14am
nowadays because of the life is so harsh on the outside, people want to cocoon and stay at home. >> refuge. >> a haven. >> exactly. what i wanted to do is create the iman home is about fabrics and it is available at calico corners. >> i love calico corners. >> it is on calicocorners.com. it is beautiful fabrics inspired from places all over the world. >> so people would buy fab rikz a and turn it into a couch, a chair, something like that. >> i want to decorate a room, i really start with the fabrics first. and this setting you're seeing is the room i decorated for mercedes. >> that was the mercedes benz lincoln center. >> this is fashion week. >> this is fashion week, yes. i want to make rooms, transport it and take it somewhere else. traveling is difficult, people
10:15am
trying to collect things from all over the world. >> do you fight with david when you want to redo a room? he is such an artist himself, i'm sure he has input into it. >> not really. home is usually where women really do it. >> he never says, i don't like that? >> no, he does. >> but you still win. >> he does. but he loved the fabric so i warned him, we're redecorating next year. >> and it is embroidery as well. >> embroidery, hand wovens, you know, and really, really from different cultures around the world. >> you're talking about your daughter who is just going into fifth grade. that's a transition for a lot of young girls. >> a lot of young girls. as you were talking earlier, it is very difficult now to raise a young girl. so -- >> yes. >> do you understand about the lady with the child, 6 years old? >> i totally understand. we really is to overprotect our girls, really, really. and everything starts at home, you know? >> we enjoyed having your older daughter on. she was here --
10:16am
>> sue, right? >> she was talking about she had struggled with her weight, up to more than 300 pounds and had some surgery and just felt like a different person. that must have been difficult for her struggling through that time. >> absolutely. because, you know, you can see the person that she is. and how the world outside judges, you know, girls or women who are -- >> cruelly. >> cruelly. i have a different take on that being her, you know, being her mother and what is going on in our industry. >> what is your take? >> there is no one definition of beauty. really there isn't. and as you know my daughter, you've seen her, she's gorgeous girl, you know. so there is no definition of that. so when they had this fashion at lincoln center, fashion week, i was so proud. they had a plus size fashion show. >> which has been a long time in coming. >> it is about time. >> exactly. exactly. and most of the time when you ask women, or men they don't think what a lot of models that skinny actually look good anyway. >> the difference is you are that way naturally.
10:17am
you're not starving yourself. >> right. >> to look like that and putting your health at risk. >> i'm like, to them, a plus size. >> hello. >> i don't want to know what i am. >> good luck. say hello to david. up next, we'rsee next, we' everybody. everything you need to know about saving your life. and the two ladies who got the surprise of a lifetime on our plaza. i'm hungry. what's for dinner? hey, little dude. "dinner's" my middle name. how 'bout some hamburger helper? oh, my, but your mouth is gonna love it. and your wallet's gonna be pretty happy, too. now this is the deal of the day. hamburger helper...one pound, one pan, one tasty meal.
10:18am
blend it. sprinkle it. sweet! [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. [ male announcer ] savory. fluffy. yummy. sweet! [ female announcer ] splenda®. america's favorite no calorie sweetener. trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full... and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill!
10:19am
[ female announcer ] introducing granola thins. new from nature valley. delicious granola squares lightly toasted for a delicate crispy crunch. layered with creamy peanut butter or rich dark chocolate flavor. an irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth taste... ♪ and nature approves. new nature valley granola thins. nature at its most delicious.
10:20am
okay, i'm going to give you a statistic and listen closely. every minute a woman in this country dies from heart disease. that's one person every 60 seconds. >> incredible. that's why last february american heart month, the go red for women campaign held a nationwide search to find women who are using their voice to fight our number one killer. >> yeah. two of those ladies are madalia rivera and melissa tickner. hello, ladies. we should point out that we have three wonderful women here, but we have a whole group of go red
10:21am
women who are also heart disease survivors. we're glad to have everybody with us today. >> absolutely. >> madalia, your story is interesting because, number one, you're young and number two you went in to get checked and not only you, but your son had issues as well. >> yes, my 15-year-old son had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. i came out with high cholesterol. but in my family my mom had a stroke. my aunt had open heart surgery and my brother has been on high blood medication since he was young, so it was really, really scary to find out that my son also had that traits. >> it is hard to convince a 15-year-old he has to watch what he eats and all that stuff, right? >> it is. it is extremely hard. so i had to make it fun. i had to incorporate other aspects into it, so before when we used to have celebrations, i used to center it around food. but now i try and make sure that i center it around activities. and let's say, for our birthday party, we made sure we used a
10:22am
light cake versus a regular cake. >> little takeaways. dr. wood, a lot of people can learn smithings from her story, right? >> absolutely. it is so important because the mother is the person who is like the glue of the household. you choose what you eat, how you eat and when you eat. your son is so lucky to have you as a mom. >> thank you so much. >> if only he knew it. >> renee, your story, i mean, renee you actually had a heart attack. how old were you when you had your heart attack? >> five years ago when i was 34. i had three heart attacks in one day. >> you didn't know you were having a heart attack. >> i did not. i woke up feeling ill -- >> thought you had the flu. >> thought i had the flu. i was not feeling well, i was nauseous and as the morning progressed, sweating across the airline, the neck, my arms became heavy, my chest became heavy, the statement of where it feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest is a true statement. i was struggling to believe.
10:23am
i knew i wasn't well. initially i thought i was sick but as it went on -- >> when the doctors or emts first came on, they thought it was anxiety. >> you don't fit the pattern of having a heart attack. >> they misdiagnosed me that day and they showed up and said, we feel like you've had an anxiety attack and sent me home. i knew differently and so i followed up with my physician and through a battery of tests, he determined it was heart-related and sent me to a cardiologist that indicated i had a blockage. and from there i was transported to the hospital where i went in to full cardiac arrest. >> how do you know, doctor, if you are just having anxiety and don't feel great, or if it is really something you should rush to the doctor? >> first thing is, i would love the viewers to check out www.goredforwomen.org. >> they're different for a man and a woman. >> a women will have atypical or unusual symptoms, burning in the chest, sometimes burning in the arm, jaw pain, ear pain, and
10:24am
fatigue and heaviness as well. my message to patients is if you experience something that is new or different that you've never experienced before, who cares if people laugh at you, call 911, go. >> save your life. >> how are you feeling now, by the way? >> you look beautiful. >> good. >> your son is doing better? >> his blood pressure is down, his cholesterol is down and -- >> look at you. look at the whole family. >> what is a healthy cholesterol level? >> ideally we like the total cholesterol under 200, but the ldl under 130. importantly women, hdl needs to be high though. >> thank you. >> thank you very, very much. su and thank you to the tioraspp cacng bt ke.erth >> thank you. still to come, makeover magic, our "ambush makeovers." interesting grooming.
10:25am
thanks. i got the idea from general mills big g cereals. they put a white check on the top of every box to let people know that their cereals have healthy whole grain, and they're the right choice... (announcer) general mills makes getting whole grain an easy choice. just look for the white check. i'm home. toilet's fixed. [ male announcer ] of all the things that happen on your wooden surfaces, disinfecting has to be one of them. clorox disinfecting wipes. safe on wood. hard on germs.
10:26am
aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. tracal. good morning to you, it's 10:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. one last check of the morning this morning with mike. >> oakland, 880 looking stopped up for the last hour, things moving nicely now. northbound, the right hand side, light volume. the cloud cover lifted enough for us to see the roadway clearly up to downtown. no delays across the toll plaza. the toll plaza, itself, a few cars hanging out there. this will get crowded now, 10:30, more folks headed into the city. the low clouds. rob has your forecast.
10:27am
good morning to you. an interesting morning around the bay area. 60 degree temperatures. drizzle and it is outright muggy around the bay area. afternoon highs today 70s and low 80s inland. tomorrow showers for the far north bay. sunday plan on keeping the umbrella on umbrella on stand by. showers move through the bay area clearing come monday. i pick my nose. i pick my nose. i pick my nose gracefully. flumist. it's the only flu vaccine that starts fighting the flu in the nose, where you usually catch it. in a study of kids 2 to 5 years of age, flumist cut the risk of getting the flu in half compared to the flu shot. i picked my nose. she said i could. flumist may not protect everyone. flumist is not for people allergic to eggs or other vaccine ingredients or for children and teens taking aspirin or products containing aspirin, or for anyone who's had life-threatening reactions to flu vaccines. health conditions including guillian-barré syndrome, a weakened immune system, diabetes, pregnancy, or heart, kidney, or lung disease may exclude you from getting flumist.
10:28am
your doctor will decide if flumist is right for you. common side effects include runny nose or nasal congestion, sore throat, and fever. talk to your doctor to find out if flumist is right for your family. and visit flumist.com. sure is nice to have a choice. carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. a mid-the devastation from the san bruno fire there are stories of courage and bravery. bob and his son risked their lives to save 96-year-old mary
10:29am
sweeney, she and four other women were trapped inside an assi assisted living care home on vermont way. he went in twice and on the second entry found sweeney in the back of the home. >> amazing, when i went down the hallway and saw you in the room i said, oh my goodness. >> and you helped me get out. >> need to get you out. >> and i thank you. >> you're very, very welcome. >> wonderful to see. he says he and his son don't see themselves as heroes, rather good people doing what was right. pg&e still has hundreds of gas pipelines to check across the bay area. 300 miles of pipeline need better inspection. it's not expected to be completed until 2012. it takes years to get to all of them. state regulators say they might soon ask pg&e to speed up the process. the utility won't reveal where the lines yet to be inspected
10:30am
are located. thanks for joining me this morning. "today" show will continue next. have a fantastic weekend. see you bright and early monday morning starting at 5:00 a.m. ♪ everybody have fun tonight we're back on this friday with more of "today." you know what that means, time for our weekly "plaza ambush makeover" results. >> today, louis licari and contributor -- "today" show contributor and "us weekly" magazine contributor and author jill martin, you two worked tirelessly on friday to find some folks. >> moving at fast speed again. we had to pick the ladies quick because the weather has been so erratic.
10:31am
rainy. we were out there just to beat the rain. we found two ladies in seconds. >> and everybody is drenched. so everybody needs a makeover, right? >> so annette clark is our first lucky lady, 52 years old from san jose, california, married to her husband ron for 23 years. they were dating since they were 15. she never wears makeup, she's never colored her hair, so her friend said it was time for a new look. >> well, we love this group because we love wine on the show and they are the wine babes and we're giving annette a makeover. why does she deserve it? >> annette deserves it because she does everything for everybody else and doesn't do a lot for herself. she does volunteer work for american breast cancer, she does make-a-wish foundation, volunteer work, so she's my best friend and has been forever. >> we love her too. and just last note, she's wearing a scrunchy. so you deserve a makeover. are you ready to go?
10:32am
>> i am so ready to go. >> okay. >> sorry. >> what we like about annette is she has a whole bunch of friends with her. she's got nine -- or eight friends with her and they're all winos. so that's why we like them. >> so they're our friends too. >> keep your blindfolds on, winos, and i'll tell you when to take them off. here is annette's before picture. let's see the new you. oh, girl! stand right here. are you ready? ladies, take off your blindfolds. >> oh, my god. >> right here. right here. >> yes, that is beautiful. >> oh, my god! >> you look so good. look at you -- >> they're all crying. >> what do you guys say? who's got the mike? >> annette, you're amazing. you really, you really do. >> louis, tell us about the
10:33am
hair. >> start off with the haircut, it is a great haircut. she kept the same color for eight or ten years and she never did a thing. she's wash and wear and she still can wash and wear this, by the way. i softened the color, but then to make it a little more exciting, i painted a few little highlights around the face, just to make it the most subtle shade lighter. and by shadowing, you look gorgeous, young and sophisticated. >> tell us about the outfit. >> everyone is crying. talbot's, we moved on to talbot's for the fall, a great line they have now. these are all classic items you can incorporate into your wardrobe. this is a great jacket to wear with jeans and this patent belt can go with everything. >> big round of applause for annette. thank you. go over there. >> all right, our second lady is kelly simpson, she's 42 from debuick, iowa. she has six children raging from ages 14 to 25.
10:34am
she spends her days as a hospice nurse taking care of hers and her three kids at home. she's excited to be pampered for a few hours. she's here with her cousin erin and her daughter megan. let's hear her story. >> well, we found them in the rain, of course. and erin, you really want this for your cousin. tell us why. >> well, she takes care of people. she works as a hospice nurse so she takes care of all the sick people and she has six kids and she really needs it a lot. >> six kids. i think you deserve a little pampering. what do you think? >> i do. i do need a little pampering. i'm very excited for this. >> are you ready for a new york glam makeover? >> definitely. most definitely. >> all right. erin and megan are -- have got their blindfolds on. let's take one last look at kelly and let's bring out the new kelly. ♪ going crazy >> hello! looking good, mama. >> erin and megan, are you ready? take them off.
10:35am
i think they like it. how about you, kelly? ready to look? turn around, darling. >> that's awesome. >> you like? >> so good. >> stand right here. >> she took her glasses off to look at herself. >> i can see that far. >> you look good. >> this is a great haircut, it is layers and easy to care for. i made her blonde hair, naturally blonde hair just slightly deeper to add highlights around the face. i did this to add contrast and to show off her eye color. >> her eyes are crazy. >> when done correctly, it works like makeup. >> that's so true. >> if you have the right hair color, you don't have to wear as much makeover. >> really? >> soft makeup, very pretty. jill, that outfit, she's on the prowl. >> and you love animal prints also. huge for fall. the key is to just wear one item so you don't look like you're out of the circus. so we paired it with black tights and black boots from payless and the outfit is
10:36am
talbot's. >> love it. >> everyone thinks she looks great? terrific. all right. >> come on out, annette. big round of applause for everybody. up next, if you want to travel the world, now might be the very best time. fall travel deals right after this. it's beneful incredibites. uh-huh! it's just the way you like it-- made with wholesome grains, real beef, even carrots and peas. you love the smaller-size, easy-to-chew kibbles, and i love the carbohydrates for energy and protein for muscles. whoa! wait for me! ha-ha. you only think you're getting spoiled. [ woman announcing ] beneful incredibites. another healthful, flavorful beneful. cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing from ten never-dreamed-possible prizes. from a customized v.i.p. vacation, to a hollywood red carpet experience, to cooking with a celebrity chef,
10:37am
and more. find details on specially marked boxes of cheerios. why cheerios? because whatever you love doing, you'll need a healthy heart to do it. ♪
10:38am
you'll need a healthy heart to do it. [ female announcer ] so ythen cramps... had a took over your day.od. you need midol extended relief. it's clinically proven to work better than tylenol 8-hour on cramps and can keep them away for up to 12 hours. don't just get through your period. midolize it. [ female announcer ] 100% baby-smooth perfection has arrived. introducing dream smooth mousse foundation from maybelline new york. it's cream whipped for a 100% baby-smooth look. [ woman ] show me. [ female announcer ] some makeups just cover and leave skin rough, dry. dream smooth hydrates for 14 hours. so skin looks flawless, stays touchably smooth. [ woman ] just like a baby. [ female announcer ] it's ultimate perfection. 100% baby-smooth. new dream smooth mousse. [ woman ] maybe she's born with it. [ female announcer ] maybe it's maybelline.
10:39am
. . r, we get on vacation deals to fall
10:40am
four. >> the season means fewer crowds and low prices. here to tell us about the wonderful places to go is beth fenner, "money" magazine's assistant managing editor. nice to see you. >> we're heading to hilton head to start off. >> we are. the great thing now is that really the peak season of summer, everything is more expensive, tee times, you could wait forever. the weather is just as good, in the 70s. >> it is not so hot. >> i think it is nicer too, the ocean is warm for swimming and the golf, you can't beat it. >> south carolina, is it -- it is easy to get to, isn't it? >> it is. you can fly into savannah and everything is so close. >> this looks like a lovely spot. the prices have dropped in the last -- since labor day, right? >> western hilton head island resort and spa, $149 a night for a room, that's 50% less than a couple of months ago. same exact room. >> that's amazing. >> nice. >> if you're a fan of the mountains and want to pick colorado or aspen -- >> i miss colorado.
10:41am
>> i know you do. what do you have for us? >> aspen, peak fall foliage season, people ask, it the great there. the hiking is really a good draw and the hiking and the amazing views. >> tell us about the prices and things. >> well, the four star, we'll show you the sky hotel aspen is a boutique hotel that is sort of a hot spot. they have a great bar and outdoor pool. average daily rate in october $142. average daily rate in july, $277. >> is it crowded in the fall? does it get crowded? >> not as crowded. you're not pushing your way through to sit at the bar kind of thing. >> i love that place. >> beautiful. if you want to be adventurous and really go a long way away, the land down under you say is a good spot to hit. >> it is. the great thing about it now, it is not so much saving on the hotel, though you will, the ways to get there the flights are so much cheaper. the lowest you can get there around now for $600 round trip if you snag a good deal. >> all the way to australia? >> you can. you can. >> wow. >> if you hit it right as a low,
10:42am
where as it can be double that other times of the year. >> and they're entering their summer season, right? >> it is spring now so it is off season and their high season is december, which is their summer. so everything is cheaper. >> i know there are a million things to do there, but what are some of the highlights? >> surfing. >> yeah. you have the surfing. it is a big kite-flying season because it is breezy. there is on bandy beach, this famous beach, you can do that, sydney opera house, aquarium and friendly people. it is good. >> everyone says that. i've never been. you've been. >> i've never been. i was hoping to go with oprah but it is not going to work out. >> go now. >> ireland. >> ireland. where my jimmy niri is in ireland right now. >> dublin has had, a lot of places in europe, has had some problems economically which is our opportunity. things are cheaper. it is cheaper to get there. the flights, and a hotel room, again, it is about 25% cheaper than it would have been in the summer. >> people don't realize that from jfk it is a very short flight, less than -- like going
10:43am
to california. it is five and a half hours. >> it is nothing. go through customs, but other than that it is really not bad. >> this time of year is an okay time of year to be there. >> it is not as rainy. it is going to rain. >> ireland is ireland. >> you don't go there for the weather. you go there for the pubs and the great streets, the cobblestone streets, historic. it is charming. >> we'll have all this stuff on our website. >> yes, we will. >> in the meantime, we have to eat cupcakes. >> we're very busy and important. >> good to see you. something for you and something for me. >> yes, there is. a combo. >> that's why we get along so well. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they do. but for me, it's even more than that. game time is about our time. together. [ female announcer ] get low prices on all your favorites for the game. save money. live better. walmart.
10:44am
when you can have pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits? the warm, light delicate layers are like nothing else. add a layer of excitement to your next meal. ♪ new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers.
10:45am
♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to specialk.com to design your plan.
10:46am
10:47am
everybody knows wine and chocolate are fabulous together. but if you crave a dessert and a drink pairing that is just a little bit more exquisite than that, we have a great idea baking for you. >> we do, marlo scott created sweet revenge here in new york city, a cupcake and wine bar. >> like heaven. >> cupcakes with cocktails.
10:48am
we decided to put her to the test. >> and we thought you were the beautiful lady we see on that chase commercial for their small business card. >> right. >> you're very famous already. >> well, thank you, gals. >> tell us about sweet reseveng. it is when you got laid off. >> i got laid off in 2007 so this is my revenge on the man. >> you go, girl. you should invite him in for a free cupcake. >> i have not tried your cupcakes yet but everyone in the studio says they're top drawer. >> better than shopping? >> we could talk about what it is better than. i hear this all the time. we're going to start with a pure and make our way down and end up doing the dirty. if there is time, we'll do the sweet revenge. this is the pure. it is a mexican vanilla cake and paired with a pinot noir from italy. >> you have to do all? >> oh, yes. this is good living. >> and take it out by crate because you can't fit by the door. >> this is how she eats every day and look at her. >> i do.
10:49am
i eat it every day. it is a health food because when you eat it, this is what happens to you. if you try that, you will just be one step beyond. >> you drink the crock. >> this is a crock, it is a belgium ale, it plays nicely with the nutty creaminess of mexican vanilla. >> what is going on with this cup? >> this is a specialty glass created -- that they created for the stagecoach handlers so that he they could drive their stagecoaches and still be able to drink. >> they did drink and drive? >> you want to try it? >> no comment on those guys, yeah. >> it goes really well. i wouldn't think it would go, but -- >> this is this thing, people have a reaction about beer and couple cakes. this is an almond cake with a strawberry walnut cream chiz frost i cheese frosting. >> kathie can't have any. >> she has willpower. but the prosecco, so it is
10:50am
bubbly and it is a gorgeous strawberry white beer from belgium and it accentuates the strawberries in the frosting. >> that's delicious. >> thank you. >> i can't believe i'm eating that. >> sometimes it is nice to not share. >> once in a while. >> this is my best-seller. >> why don't you take one tiny bite of one? >> this is sweet and it has -- >> it has fruit in it, raspberries. it is a health food. >> it is the lactose thing. i can't do it. >> well, i have that lactose thing too, and i just -- i just make a deal with myself. i'm fine with it. while i eat it. >> couple of minutes. >> raspberries inside our crimson and cream and the little drizzle and paired with the raspberry blini and the belhaven which is a scottish ale. so the rabelhaven being creamy with a slight spice plays with the cinnamon dusting on the cream cheese frosting. >> i have to go to a wedding
10:51am
tomorrow. i feel like i'm having a practice session. >> this is the dolce valetti with a buttercream and drizzle. >> go, hoda. >> i can't tell you how good these cupcakes are. >> thank you, hoda. thank you. >> this is with the -- >> this is the white wine. >> i'm not crazy -- i'm getting picky and disgusting in my old age. >> it is a lovely sauvignon blanc. it is gorgeous. it is a soft white, cuts the sweetness. >> not for you? >> no. >> oh, darn it, okay. well, i got a great -- and now we're doing the dirty. this is a dark chocolate truffle with a valrona chocolate cake, intense, merciless, no holds barred. >> how much weight do you think i gained? >> this would be great for, you know, a date, hoda, if you want to schedule one of your dates. we pair it with one of our -- we pair it with a beautiful -- >> who are you? are you in cahoots with her?
10:52am
>> we pair it with a gorgeous smooth spicy red wine from spain. >> the woman is in heaven. >> and it is light and crisp, it cuts the intensity of the dark chocolate and the marcase intensifies it. >> did you know about all these things before you -- >> i learned it on the job. i never worked in a restaurant before i got my place open, so it is like one of those crazy learning curves. >> you don't want to talk about -- i hear from everybody there is no opportunity out there. you made this opportunity and good for you. >> tell us where your place is? >> on 62 carmine in the west village between bedford and 7th avenue. >> i bet it is such a fun place to be. >> it is. it really is. >> we're so happy for you. >> thanks, gals. >> cupcakes and cocktails. >> we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc.
10:53am
this flu season, what would you pick for your flu vaccine? a shot in the arm? or a spray in the nose? i pick my nose. i pick my nose. i pick my nose gracefully. flumist. it's the only flu vaccine that starts fighting the flu in the nose, where you usually catch it. in a study of kids 2 to 5 years of age, flumist cut the risk of getting the flu in half compared to the flu shot. i picked my nose. she said i could. flumist may not protect everyone. flumist is not for people allergic to eggs or other vaccine ingredients or for children and teens taking aspirin or products containing aspirin, or for anyone who's had life-threatening reactions to flu vaccines. health conditions including guillian-barré syndrome, a weakened immune system, diabetes, pregnancy, or heart, kidney, or lung disease may exclude you from getting flumist. your doctor will decide if flumist is right for you. common side effects include runny nose or nasal congestion, sore throat, and fever. talk to your doctor to find out if flumist is right for your family. and visit flumist.com.
10:54am
sure is nice to have a choice. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth.
10:55am
well, guess what? there is a big birthday around here tomorrow, but we won't be on the air, so we want to wish sara a very, very happy
10:56am
birthday. >> look what we got. >> we won't tell you how old she is because that's part of our show on monday. we love you, sara. you are such a great addition to the show. >> look at all of these. >> and bianca did this for me. bianca henry made me my cookies. white macadamia nut. >> here is one for you. >> thank you. >> here is one for you. >> are you old enough? >> i'm not but tune in monday. >> so we should tell everybody that monday we're doing a show called, you're not your number. we're going to reveal our age, maybe our weight. we still haven't decided. >> these two will be revealing their weight. >> and every digit you really don't want to know. but it is going to be a lot of fun, okay? >> have an awesome weekend. >> happy birthday, sara. love you! >> thank you. i love you. hello, everybody. it is fun day. it is booze day. it is wednesday. >> it is thursday. >> we made it all the way to dry day, friday to you.
10:57am
>> lady gaga stole the show on this one. >> how could you not be, like, glued to the raw meat dress? >> come in here. >> please, come on over. >> come on over. >> robert landis in the house. >> you would be on your third one in the old days. >> you are a shadow of your former self. >> lunch. ♪ lunch will keep us together >> that's our theme song. >> very cute. >> something's happening. >> i was rocking and rolling like you were, hoda. ♪ poker face >> a little bit more. >> how good is that? >> she's topless and she's looking dead ahead, like, oh, my gosh. >> no one is going to pay $17 for a cd. ♪ my poker face my poker face ♪ m ♪ my poker face my poker face >> i want to live on this show. i want to be here. >> it's great. [ male announcer ] barbara boxer.
10:58am
she fought to get our veterans the first full combat care center in california. her after school law is keeping a million kids off the street and out of gangs. and she's fighting every day to create new jobs. i'm working to make california the leader in clean energy. to jump-start our small businesses with tax credits and loans to create thousands more california jobs. i'm barbara boxer, and i approve this message... because i want to see the words made in america again.
10:59am

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)